EPC Capturing Technology
Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPCs) play a crucial role in vascular repair and endothelialization.
How does Genous facilitate EPC capture and endothelialization?
|Bone marrow derived EPCs circulate in the blood stream||Anti-CD34 antibodies on the stent surface captures EPCs||EPCs mature into endothelial cells, healing the artery with restored endothelium|
Design and Materials
The Genous CoCr stent has a unique dual helix design that provides natural conformability and tremendous radial strength without compromising its extreme flexibility.
– for lesion coverage and minimal foreshortening
Dual Helix Backbone
– for flexibility, radial strength and natural conformability
Helically Linked Sinusoidal Rings
– for scaffolding, coverage, and support
The Genous CoCr stent cells can be expanded up to 4.5 mm in diameter, enabling excellent side branch access for effective bifurcation stenting and for maintaining patency of side branches.
When Material Matters
The Genous CoCr stent is made from L605 cobalt chromium alloy, which has no molybdenum and less nickel than 316L stainless steel and MP35N cobalt chromium alloy. This caters to patients who are allergic to nickel or molybdenum and are at risk of developing restenosis.1
1. Koster, R, et al., The Lancet, 2000, 356:1895-7. Nickel and Molybdenum Contact Allergies in Patients With Coronary In-stent Restenosis.