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Abbott Announces TCT 2009 Activities
Date:9/16/2009

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced the company's schedule of key news announcements and events during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2009 conference in San Francisco, Sept. 21 - 25. Highlights include the presentation of new scientific data on the company's market-leading XIENCE V(R) Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System. One-year results from the SPIRIT IV trial, which will be presented as a late-breaking clinical trial on Wednesday, Sept. 23, will provide valuable information about the efficacy and safety of XIENCE V compared to Boston Scientific's TAXUS(R) Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System. In addition, three-year results from the SPIRIT III trial will provide insights about the long-term safety and efficacy of XIENCE V.

"As part of our continued leadership in advancing the treatment of vascular disease and improving patient care, we look forward to the presentations of SPIRIT III and SPIRIT IV data, which promise to provide important insights about the performance and safety of our market-leading XIENCE V drug eluting stent," said Robert Hance, senior vice president, vascular, Abbott. "With our vascular division headquarters and thousands of company employees in the Bay Area, Abbott is looking forward to welcoming the TCT conference and physicians from around the world to San Francisco."

Key presentations and events are as follows (all times are Pacific; all events are at the Moscone Center unless otherwise noted):

Monday, Sept. 21:

  • SPIRIT III: Three-year results from SPIRIT III, a large-scale pivotal clinical trial comparing XIENCE V to TAXUS in 1,002 patients, will be presented by Gregg W. Stone, M.D., of Columbia Univers
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