September 19, 2018
TOKYO, JAPAN - September 19, 2018 - Terumo Corporation (TSE: 4543) today announced that it has launched the Ultimaster™ Tansei™ drug eluting stent (DES) in Japan. Terumo has already launched the product in Europe in May, and will expand its DES sales coverage to other areas.
Furthering Terumo's core philosophy of developing technologies that address unmet needs, the introduction of the Ultimaster Tansei DES allows physicians to reach and treat complex anatomies both with radial and femoral access with confidence based on the results of comprehensive clinical program of Ultimaster DES. The improvements made on the tip and shaft will facilitate stent delivery in complex lesions and enhance Ultimaster Tansei usability, making easier stent navigability through the blood vessels by creating the experience of exceptional pushability.
While offering optimal therapeutic alternatives to healthcare professionals, Terumo will work to contribute to improving the quality of life of patients worldwide in the future.
Tokyo-based Terumo Corporation is one of the world's leading medical device manufacturers, with over US$5 billion in sales and operations in more than 160 nations. Founded in 1921, the company develops, manufactures and distributes world-class medical devices, including products for use in cardiothoracic surgery, interventional procedures and transfusion medicine; the company also manufactures a broad array of syringe and hypodermic needle products for hospital and physician-office use. Terumo contributes to society by providing valued products and services to the healthcare market, and by responding to the needs of healthcare providers and the people they serve. Terumo Corporation's shares are listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (No. 4543, Reuters symbol <4543.T>, or Bloomberg 4543: JP) and is a component of the Nikkei 225, Japan's leading stock index.
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