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The FDA awards premarket approval to Cook Medical for its Zilver PTX stent, the 1st U.S. market-approved drug-eluting stent indicated for treatment of peripheral artery disease.

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Cook Medical finally own premarket approval for its Zilver PTX stent, making it the 1st drug-eluting stent approved by the FDA for treatment of peripheral artery disease.

The approval comes 1 year after the FDA's Circulatory Systems Devices Panel unanimously recommended approval for the device, which is a self-expanding drug-eluting stent coated in paclitaxel.

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