Stent longitudinal compression – PROTOMEDLABS presented a new test method to assess stent longitudinal compression. The results of the comparative study involving 6 different commercially available stent design were presented at EBR 2012 in Marseille France.  The 2 parts tudy was conducted on a total of 90 samples: A direct stent longitudinal compression test on 3 samples, and a simulation of 2 clinically relevant situation.  The direct stent longitudinal compression test reproduced recently published data.  The simulated use longitudinal stability test was performed on the IDTE 2000 using good apposition and mal apposition coronary models. Details of the comparative study on stent longitudinal compression are presented of the EBR 2012 website