DURABLE POLYMER

PROPERTIES

• Metal stent

• Drug embedded in permanent polymer layer

• Drug elution time varies depending on platform

REPRESENTATIVE PRODUCTS

• Ion (Boston Scientific Corporation), Promus (Boston Scientific Corporation), Resolute (Medtronic), Xience (Abbott Vascular)

BIORESORBABLE POLYMER

PROPERTIES

• Metal stent

• Polymer dissolves over 2–4 months

• Drug elutes as polymer dissolves

REPRESENTATIVE PRODUCTS

• Synergy (Boston Scientific Corporation)

POLYMER-FREE

PROPERTIES

• Metal stent

• Drug applied directly to stent

• Drug elutes over 1–3 months

REPRESENTATIVE PRODUCTS

• BioFreedom (Biosensors International)*

*Not available for sale in the United States.

BIORESORBABLE SCAFFOLD (BRS, BVS)

PROPERTIES

• Polymer stent

• Drug coated

• Entire stent dissolves over 2–4 years

REPRESENTATIVE PRODUCTS

• Absorb (Abbott Vascular)*

*Not available for sale in the United States.