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Table 2 Nominal Elemental Composition by Weight (%)

From: A prospective evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the TAXUS Element paclitaxel-eluting coronary stent system for the treatment of de novo coronary artery lesions: Design and statistical methods of the PERSEUS clinical program

  Platinum Chromium Alloy 316L Stainless Steel L605 (Cobalt Chromium Alloy) MP35N (Cobalt Chromium Alloy)
Iron 37* 64* 3.0 max 1.0 max
Platinum 33 - - -
Cobalt - - 52* 34*
Chromium 18 18 20 20
Nickel 9 14 10 35
Tungsten - - 15 -
Molybdenum 2.63 2.63 - 9.75
Manganese 0.05 max 2.00 max 1.50 0.15 max
Titanium - - - 1.0
  1. *Designated as balance; value calculated from nominal values of other elements.
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