November 08, 2013
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Papyrus system nets CE mark for acute coronary artery perforation

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Biotronik’s PK Papyrus covered coronary stent system has received a CE mark for the treatment of acute coronary artery perforation, the company stated in a press release.

The stent features an “electrospun” membrane, a technology that allows a proprietary single-layer covered stent design as opposed to the traditional “sandwich technique” used on comparable stents on the market, according to Biotronik. The 5F- and 6F-compatible stent combines high flexibility and a low crossing profile to improve deliverability while sealing vessel defects in acute situations.

“In acute situations when there is a vessel perforation, I need a stent that is highly effective and has optimum deliverability,” Georg Nickenig, MD, PhD, of the University Hospital, Bonn, Germany, said in the release. “With PK Papyrus, I am confident that, if such a situation arises, I have a stent that is straight-forward to introduce into the artery with a flexibility that means simplified placement.”

The PK Papyrus is based on the Orsiro/PRO-Kinetic Energy stent platform and includes a wide size range — 2.5 mm to 5 mm diameter and 15 mm to 26 mm length — to allow treatment of a broad range of vessels.