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Boston Scientific Begins Patient Enrollment in Clinical Trial Assessing Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease
Date:11/9/2010

is excited to expand into a new area of stimulation therapy, demonstrating our continued commitment to investment in neuromodulation technology to improve patients' lives."

The Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System is not available for sale.

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects 2 million Europeans and 7 to 10 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.  

About Boston Scientific NeuromodulationBoston Scientific Neuromodulation is an innovation leader in implantable pain management technology.  The Precision Plus™ Spinal Cord Stimulator System uses pulses of electricity delivered directly along nerve fibers through the spinal cord to mask pain signals to the brain.  Through its investments in technology, clinical science and world-class service, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation is committed to Making life smoother™ for physicians and patients.  For more information on Precision Plus technology, visit http://www.ControlYourPain.com.

About Boston ScientificBoston 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: www.bostonscientific.com.  

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