I appreciate your insight. I am sure that all big three are working on bioabsorbable or at least taking a very serious look at it. Do you see all three coming up against the same obstacle? The breaking off of a piece of not yet dissolved stent six months to a year post implant or so and it going downstream issue.
No harm no foul. Most everything rolls off like water from the back of a loon.
I ran into someone a couple weeks ago that is working on a peripheral vascular project that I believe, very strongly, can help one of the current stent players working with bioabsorbables deliver a safe solution to managing the pieces of the dissolving stent until they are small enough not to cause a problem downstream.
Like everything else, there are a couple major hurdles...but any of the big three in the industry already have 80% of the tools needed to clear the hurdles....and I know BSC has an 'old Scimed tool' they could dust the rust off of to help deliver the solution; the question is...who to talk to! The intellectual property associated with that old device has got to be expired by now; which would probably pave the way for others to build on what it was.
I had thought you had been around this for a while. I had no intention of speaking down to you in any way shape or form. If it was taken that way please accept my apologies. I am from other side of this cardiac industry (pacers, defib CRT-d)
I will keep that in mind in the future.
I would be interested to hear your views in more detail on what you see as the future of bioabsorbable. If it is dramatically different then mine?