Edwards Lifesciences (EW) is taking unusual caution in introducing its Sapien heart valve to...

|About: Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW)|By:, SA News Editor

Edwards Lifesciences (EW) is taking unusual caution in introducing its Sapien heart valve to help ensure good results, a departure from the typical industry strategy of flooding the market to take advantage of a head start. But the strategy is risky, as rivals nip at its heels; a MDT device is available in Europe, and BSX and STJ could have products ready soon.