Artzi N, Tzafriri AR, Faucher KM, Moodie G, Albergo T, Conroy S, Corbeil S, Martakos P, Virmani R, Edelman ER. Sustained Efficacy and Arterial Drug Retention by a Fast Drug Eluting Cross-Linked Fatty Acid Coronary Stent Coating.
Summary: The long held assumption that sustained drug elution from stent coatings over weeks to months is imperative for clinical efficacy has limited the choice for stent coating materials. We developed and evaluated an omega-3 fatty acid (O3FA) based stent coating that is 85% absorbed and elutes 97% of its Sirolimus analog (Corolimus) load within 8d of implantation.
Ann Biomed Eng. 2016 Feb;44(2):276-86. doi: 10.1007/s10439-015-1435-z.