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Covidien plc (COV) Releases Results From First-in-Human Study of New Drug-Coated Balloon


5/24/2013 10:09:56 AM

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PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced the 12-month results from its ILLUMENATE First-in-Human (FIH) Study on the safety and effectiveness of Covidien’s advanced drug-coated balloon (DCB) technology at the EuroPCR Scientific Congress here. The new platform, featuring a paclitaxel-coated angioplasty balloon with a proprietary, rapid-release drug delivery mechanism, is designed to treat blockages in leg arteries caused by peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

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