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Stentys' Shifting Focus: Moving Beyond Bifurcations, Stenting for AMI

Executive Summary

Launched to develop a better stent for treating bifurcated lesions, Stentys discovered its device appears to be effective in treating a larger unmet clinical need: acute myocardial infarction. This strategy shift holds great promise, but the company must convince physicians that its self-expanding stent will succeed where others have failed, and that it is superior to traditional stents from the major cardiovascular players.

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