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Alabama NewsCenter — NIH grant to UAB will fund study of safer, more durable stents

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By Jeff Hansen

Narrowed arteries can restrict blood flow to the heart. One treatment is inserting a stent – a small mesh tube – inside the artery to widen it. However, existing stents have problems that affect performance.

Two University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have been awarded a $2.6 million, four-year National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate a safer and more durable stent design, using techniques licensed through the UAB Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship by the UAB spinoff company Endomimetics LLC.

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2022-05-29 15:00:04

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