"Today's announcement is the latest example of the breadth of our market-leading drug-eluting stent portfolio," said Hank Kucheman, Senior Vice President and Group President, Cardiovascular for Boston Scientific. "The TAXUS Liberte Long Stent and our TAXUS Liberte Atom((TM)) Stent -- approved by the FDA in May for use in small vessels -- are key differentiators. No other company offers a 38 mm length or 2.25 mm diameter DES. Our ongoing leadership is due not only to the range and quality of our products but also to the success of our two-drug strategy, giving physicians the choice of both paclitaxel- and everolimus-based DES."
Boston Scientific has the industry's widest range of coronary stent sizes. The TAXUS Liberte Stent Series is now available in 92 sizes, ranging from 2.25 mm to 4.0 mm in diameter and from 8 mm to 38 mm in length.
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 11 million Boston Scientific stents have been implanted globally, making them the world's most frequently used 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: www.bostonscientific.com.
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