"The two-year data continue to demonstrate that the Xience V stent compared to the Taxus
stent results in major reductions in stent thrombosis, heart attack and the need for repeat procedures," said Dr.
In a separate trial conducted in small vessels, the new Taxus
Element stent did better job than the existing Taxus
bare-metal stent in preventing restenosis, as well as avoiding revascularization, heart attack or cardiac death.
In patients receiving the Taxus
Express stent, the restenosis rate was similar irrespective of diabetes status, while diabetic patients who received the Taxus
Liberte stent were slightly, but not significantly, more likely to have restenosis than were their nondiabetic peers.
The Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's ruling that Boston Scientific's Express, TAXUS
Express and Liberte Stents infringe one J&J patent and that the patent is valid.
Tough conifers such as taxus
, pines and picea are also great for roof gardens as they are naturally hardy and their needlelike foliage is wind-resistant.
At 1 year, the study met its primary and major secondary end points, which found that Xience V was statistically superior to the Taxus
stent in reducing angiographic in-segment late loss at 8 months, and statistically noninferior with regard to target vessel failure at 9 months.
The firms also reported rates of death and heart attack that were about the same for drug-eluting and bare-metal stents and stressed the 50-70% reduction in revascularization procedures necessitated by in-stent restenosis in patients treated with Taxus
(NYSE: BSX), a company that manufactures and markets surgical supplies, encountered major difficulties in early July 2004 when it announced the recall of its Taxus
"Women did significantly better with the paclitaxel-eluting Taxus
stent than with the bare metal stent; and in most respects they did seem to respond similarly to men," explained Dr.
To keep up with that pressing demand, Boston Scientific needed to move TAXUS
more quickly from Galway, Ireland, to its distribution center near Boston.
Food and Drug Administration on March 4th to market its TAXUS
system in the United States, and it recorded its first commercial sale on March 8th.