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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01BX004930-01
Title: Novel in situ custom biodegradable drug-eluting stents for endovascular surgery
Principal Investigator:

Melina R Kibbe

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,452
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$698,252
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries. A common treatment for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is placement of an arterial stent. While stent technology has improved over the years, including the development of drug-eluting stents, failure rates remain high and current technologies are associated with significant challenges. Thus, there is a great need for new stent technology that will improve patient outcomes following percutaneous cardiac and periph...



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