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Drug-Eluting Balloons: New Route to Revascularization

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

A few companies with the foresight, even during the heyday of drug-eluting stents, to begin developing drug-eluting balloons are well-positioned to capture one of the next enormous growth markets in cardiology, according to "Current and Emerging US Markets for Myocardial Revascularization, Repair, and Regeneration Products and Technologies," a report recently published by the Medtech Insight division of FDC-Windhover.

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