Entellus: Helping The Interventional Revolution Balloon In Sinus Therapy
Executive SummaryThe second company in the US looking to replace certain sinus surgeries with interventional procedures, Entellus is looking to further advance this technology by moving treatment from the OR to the doctor's office.
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