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Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval of TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Atom(TM) Stent System, First Drug-Eluting Stent For Small Vessels
Date:9/25/2008

Express Atom Stent significantly reduced the chance of restenosis and the need for repeat procedures compared to bare-metal stents, in patients with small vessel disease."

"Our TAXUS Express Atom Stent addresses an unmet need and will help interventional cardiologists better treat small vessel disease," said Jim Tobin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Scientific. "With the recent FDA approval of our PROMUS(TM) Stent and now the TAXUS Express Atom Stent for small vessels, Boston Scientific offers the most comprehensive DES portfolio in the industry, offering physicians and their patients the broadest size matrix and the industry's only two-drug platform."

"In addition to being a welcome product approval, we believe this is also an important indication we have made significant progress toward resolving the issues related to the Corporate Warning Letter," added Tobin.

TAXUS stents have been evaluated by the industry's most extensive randomized, controlled clinical trial program, with follow-up to five years in some cases. These trial results have been supplemented by data on more than 35,000 patients enrolled in post-approval registries. To date, approximately 4.6 million TAXUS stents have been implanted globally, making them the world's most frequently used drug-eluting stents.

Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. For more information, please visit: http://www.bostonscientific.com.

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