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Boston Scientific Welcomes FDA Panel Recommendation to Approve PROMUS(TM) / XIENCE(TM) V Everolimus-eluting Coronary Stent System
Date:11/29/2007

NATICK, Mass., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today welcomed the recommendation of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel to approve with conditions the PROMUS(TM) / XIENCE(TM) V everolimus-eluting coronary stent system. The PROMUS and XIENCE V stent systems are identical products, sold respectively by Boston Scientific and Abbott in international markets. Both stent systems would be covered by the same FDA approval.

"Today's recommendation is a significant step toward making Boston Scientific's two-drug program a reality in the United States," said Hank Kucheman, Senior Vice President and President of Boston Scientific's Cardiovascular business. "Once approved in the United States, the PROMUS stent system -- together with our proven and market-leading TAXUS stent technology -- will enable Boston Scientific to offer physicians and their patients a choice of two distinct drugs, each on a highly deliverable stent platform."

The PROMUS and XIENCE V stent systems are investigational devices in the U.S. and not yet approved for sale. PROMUS is a private-labeled XIENCE V everolimus-eluting stent system manufactured by Abbott and distributed by Boston Scientific.

TAXUS and PROMUS are trademarks of Boston Scientific Corporation or its affiliates. XIENCE is a trademark of the Abbott Laboratories group of companies.

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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