STENTYS expands marketing of the self-apposing stent in South America

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STENTYS has announced its first distribution contracts in South America.

STENTYS has established distributor agreements in Argentina, Chile and Colombia. These contracts represent the first step in STENTYS’ strategy to expand its commercial presence into the Latin American coronary stent market, which is estimated to be worth over US$200 million.

STENTYS intends to extend its coverage to other countries in this region, notably Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, by the end of 2015.

Gonzague Issenmann, chief executive officer and co-founder of STENTYS, comments: “After recent expansion into the Middle East in 2013 and Southeast Asia at the beginning of this year, entering into new distributor relationships in South America clearly indicates the successful execution of our worldwide growth strategy. The ramp up in these high-potential emerging markets will be further supported next year by the commercialisation of the Sirolimus-eluting stent, which should obtain CE marking during the second half of 2014.”