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NIMBLE Diagnostics: Non-invasive medical technology used to monitor patients with implanted coronary stents

Societal challenge: No method for proactively monitoring implanted stents NIMBLE Diagnostics’ novel technology will make waves in the medical community and in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of most cardiovascular diseases, as it often forms blood clots and causes a restriction of oxygen-rich blood flow to the tissues. This blockage can cause various diseases, such as coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, and aneurysms. Stents are small, metallic tubes implanted in the location of the obstruction to restore blood flow or other fluids. Initially, …