Flexible Stent Solutions’ Flexstent Iliac Iteration CE Marked

In short

Flexible Stenting Solutions, Inc., a developer of what it calls next generation peripheral arterial, venous, neurovascular and biliary stents, has issued a press release via Business Wire, announcing that it has extended its CE Mark authorised family of peripheral vascular stents to include the FlexStent® Iliac Self Expanding Stent System.

Background

FSS reckons the addition of the FlexStent® Iliac Self Expanding Stent System to its family of CE marked peripheral vascular stents enhances marketing opportunities for its products in the European medical device space.

As with the FlexStent® Femoropopliteal Self Expanding Stent System, the FlexStent® Iliac Self Expanding Stent System is an innovative, nearly fully connected, flexible, strong and durable nitinol stent delivered from a straightforward stent delivery system.

The system is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic atherosclerotic disease of the common and/or external iliac arteries. The FlexStent® family of peripheral vascular stent systems now includes stent diameters of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 mm, and offers the physician additional options in the treatment of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) of the iliac, superficial femoral and popliteal arteries.

In addition to simplicity and ease of use, FSS says the 6 French / .035″ over-the-wire delivery system provides the physician with a means for very accurate stent deployment.

Company comments

“FSS continues to be customer focused which means developing effective, easy-to-use stenting systems,” commented Bradley Beach, FSS’s Chief Operating Officer and co-inventor on all FSS technologies. Janet Burpee, FSS’s CEO, further stated that “The extension of the FlexStent® family of peripheral vascular stents to include sizes indicated for the treatment of the iliac artery is one more realization of the utility of this truly unique stent design platform. FSS’s continued goal is to work towards expansion of the indications of this unique stent and simplify the peripheral vascular stenting procedure so the physician can focus on the patient.”

Availability

Market launch of the FlexStent® Iliac Self Expanding Stent System in Europe is expected in Q3 2012.

Source: Flexible Stent Solutions, Business Wire