ARCHIMEDES
Biodegradable Biliary and Pancreatic Stent

with three degradation profiles
Fast, Medium and Slow

The ARCHIMEDES Stent is a Biodegradable Biliary and Pancreatic Stent intended to be used to drain obstructed biliary or pancreatic ducts.1 The patented helical design of the stent allows for bile to flow on the outer extremity of the device while supporting the opening of the lumen.

Benefits

Three degradation profiles address all biliary and pancreatic drainage indications
Potential to reduce cost, morbidity and complication rates by eliminating subsequent stent removal procedure
Proximal and distal flaps help minimize migration
Anatomical shape for enhanced positioning
Tapered tip facilitates smooth cannulation
Helical bile channels allow for anatomical bile flow


DEGRADATION TABLE / INDICATIONS
Stent Degradation Profiles Minimal Strength Retention* Indications**
Fast degrading stent
12 days
E.g. Acute biliary pancreatitis
Medium degrading stent
25 days
E.g. Biliary leaks; Cystic duct leaks;
Pancreatic duct disruptions/leaks
Slow degrading stent
12 weeks
E.g. Benign biliary strictures; Malignant hilar stricture;
Chronic pancreatitis; Pancreatic duct strictures

* Minimal Strength Retention is defined by the presence of at least 10% of an initial strength parameter. The Stent remains intact with no breaks, tested in a simulated degradation model.

** The different degradation profiles are designed for but not limited to the listed target Indications. The suitable Degradation Profile of the stent must be chosen by a clinical professional, always taking the condition of the individual patient into account.

1 Hepatic, Cystic, Common Bile, and Pancreatic resulting from malignancy of the liver, pancreas, duodenum, biliary tree or from various benign disease.
2 Based on global plastic stents procedure estimates placed annually, the ARCHIMEDES biodegradable stent has the potential to reduces cost, morbidity and complication rates by eliminating subsequent stent removal procedure.

ARCHIMEDES Clinical Abstracts & Poster Presentations Summary
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ARCHIMEDES Case Report 1 - Milan, Italy
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ARCHIMEDES Case Report 2 - Milan, Italy
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ARCHIMEDES Case Report 3 - Murcia, Spain
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ARCHIMEDES Case Report 4 - London, United Kingdom
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ARCHIMEDES Product Brochure
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For further inquiries regarding the ARCHIMEDES,
call +49 4171 6905 57-0 or email us at info@amggastro.com