Abbott receives Chinese approval for Xience V

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The Chinese State Food and Drug Administration has approved Abbott’s Xience V everolimus-eluting coronary stent system for the treatment of coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death in China.

The Abbott Park, Ill.-based company plans a fourth quarter launch in China. With approval in China, Xience V is now available in every Asia-Pacific market, except Japan.

The clinical program for Xience V includes outstanding long-term results from the SPIRIT family of trials, including data from more than 60 patients based in China.