This excerpt taken from the ABT 8-K filed Jan 27, 2010.
Presented Three-Year Bioabsorbable Stent Data at AHA
Announced three-year data from its fully bioabsorbable drug-eluting stent clinical trial, ABSORB. These results showed that patients experienced no stent thrombosis out to three years and no new major adverse cardiac events (MACE) between six months and three years. In addition, Abbott announced a large-scale trial called ABSORB EXTEND, which will enroll up to 1,000 patients with more complex coronary artery disease from approximately 100 centers around the world.