Boston Scientific has implanted first CE marked Omega Platinum Chromium Bare-Metal Coronary Stent System in the UK.

The Omega Stent System incorporates a platinum chromium (PtCr) alloy designed for coronary stenting and is intended to provide interventional cardiologists an improved acute performance in treating patients with coronary artery disease.

The Omega Stent System is part of the company’s PtCr Stent series, which includes the Taxus Element Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent and Promus Element Everolimus-Eluting Stent Systems.

All three stents feature the novel PtCr alloy and a stent design, which combine to offer radial strength and flexibility while reducing stent recoil.

Boston Scientific said the higher density alloy provides superior visibility while permitting thinner struts compared to prior-generation stents.

The enhanced delivery system features a dual-layer balloon and is engineered to improve access to challenging lesions.

The OMEGA Stent is offered in 48 different sizes ranging in diameter from 2.25 mm to 4.50 mm and lengths of 8 mm to 32 mm.