Protégé™ GPS™ Self-expanding Peripheral and Biliary Stent System
The Protégé™ GPS™ Self-expanding peripheral and biliary stent system is a self-expanding nitinol stent system indicated for the common and external iliac arteries, and designed for the palliative treatment of malignant neoplasms in the biliary tree. The stent is made of a nickel titanium alloy (nitinol) and comes pre-mounted on a 6 F over-the-wire delivery system. The stent is cut from a nitinol tube into an open lattice design and has tantalum radiopaque markers at the proximal and distal ends of the stent. Upon deployment, the stent achieves its predetermined diameter and exerts a constant, outward force.