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Boston Scientific Announces Start of Major European Registry Assessing Different Olimus-Eluting Stents
Date:2/11/2008

ll receive the PROMUS Stent and half will receive either the Cypher or the Endeavor Stent to attain a 2:1:1 ratio of PROMUS, Cypher, and Endeavor Stents respectively. The primary endpoint of the registry will be the rate of major cardiac events (cardiac death, all myocardial infarction and target vessel revascularization) at 12 months.

The PROMUS, Cypher and Endeavor Stents have previously been investigated in randomized clinical trials. Twelve-month data from the SPIRIT III Trial, presented in October 2007 at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in Washington, confirmed earlier positive clinical results for the XIENCE V (PROMUS) Stent. This trial compared XIENCE V (PROMUS) with the market-leading TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent, demonstrating non-inferiority in the primary endpoint of in-segment late loss at eight months with no safety concerns at 12 months.

Boston Scientific is the first company to offer European physicians and their patients a choice of two distinct drug-eluting stent platforms: TAXUS and PROMUS.

TAXUS and PROMUS are trademarks of Boston Scientific Corporation or its affiliates. XIENCE is a trademark of the Abbott Laboratories group of companies. Endeavor is a trademark of Medtronic Vascular Incorporated. Cypher is a trademark of Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company.

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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