FDA-appointed panel to consider Abbott's Xience stent data Thursday

11/27/2007 | NYTimes.com · Wall Street Journal, The

A federal advisory panel will meet Thursday to consider whether clinical trial data on Abbott Laboratories' Xience drug-coated stent sufficiently proves the device is safe and effective. The group will study just-released findings of a trial comparing Xience with Boston Scientific Corp.'s Taxus 2 stent and evaluate if ongoing patient trials should be extended before the agency considers whether to approve the device. The panel will make a recommendation to the FDA concerning approval of the device.

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