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Merit Medical gets Chinese approval for tracheobronchial stent systems

Merit Medical Systems announced that it has received approval from the Chinese Food and Drug Administration to market Merit's Aero Tracheobronchial Stent System. The approval is for a period of five years and includes the "over-the-wire" system as well as the "direct visualization" system. The approval covers 33 catalog items. The product licenses are owned and maintained by Merit and will be distributed by a select group of dealers with support from Merit's marketing and clinical group, the company said.