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At TCT, A New Vision of the Device Industry

Executive Summary

The biggest news at this year's TCT meeting was, as anticipated, Boston Scientific's release of its latest TAXUS drug-eluting stent trial results, which showed slightly better binary restenosis rates than Johnson & Johnson's SIRIUS trial. The TAXUS results appeared to trigger a 4.5% drop in J&J's share price, surprising given that the TAXUS results weren't a dramatic improvement, but indicative of how much the companies involved with DES have at stake.

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