"Boston Scientific continues to deliver industry-leading technologies that enhance patient quality of life," said David Pierce president of the Endoscopy business at Boston Scientific. "We are hopeful that the results of this study will demonstrate clinical benefit and cost effectiveness of a single metal stent approach versus plastic stenting, which typically requires multiple procedures."
The WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent has a silicone polymer Permalume® Coating designed to reduce the potential for tumor/tissue ingrowth, and an integrated retrieval loop for removing or repositioning the stent in the event of incorrect placement during the initial procedure or for removal from benign strictures up to one year after placement. The stent is constructed of braided, platinum-cored Nitinol wire (Platinol™ Wire) and features three key components: radial force to help maintain duct patency and resist migration, flexibility to aid in conforming to tortuous anatomies and full-length radiopacity to enhance stent visibility under fluoroscopy.
The complete line of WallFlex Stents − Fully Covered, Partially Covered and Uncovered − is available in
the United States
and has CE Mark approval for use in the palliative treatment of malignant biliary strictures. In addition, the WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered stent is CE marked for the treatment of benign biliary strictures. The WallFlex Stent is the most frequently implanted biliary metal stent worldwide.
The WallFlex Stent is not approved in
the United States
for use in the treatment of benign biliary strictures. The safety and effectiveness of the stent for use in the vascular system have not been established.
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