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Boston Scientific Announces European Approval and Launch of OMEGA™ Platinum Chromium Stent System
Date:3/7/2011

eived by physicians since their launch in CE Mark countries, and we are pleased to offer a bare-metal coronary stent built on the same PtCr platform," said Mike Phalen, Executive Vice President and President, International for Boston Scientific.  "The OMEGA Stent is the latest example of our commitment to continued innovation in coronary stenting.  We are confident our platinum chromium technology will strengthen our worldwide stent market leadership."  

"The positive clinical data from our PtCr (Element) trials support the acute performance benefits provided by our new platinum chromium stent platform," said Keith D. Dawkins, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Boston Scientific's Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular Group.  "The OMEGA Stent complements the PtCr Stent series, and gives interventional cardiologists the option to treat patients with a paclitaxel, everolimus or bare-metal stent."

The OMEGA Stent is offered in 48 sizes, ranging in diameter from 2.25 mm to 4.50 mm and lengths of 8 mm to 32 mm.  Boston Scientific has the industry's most comprehensive coronary stent portfolio, offering physicians and their patients the broadest size matrix and the only two-drug platform.  The Company received CE Mark approval for the PROMUS Element Stent System in October 2009 and for the TAXUS Element Stent System in May 2010.  

The TAXUS Element Stent System will be commercialized in the U.S. as the ION™ Paclitaxel-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System and the PROMUS Element Stent System will be commercialized as the PROMUS Element Plus Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System.  Both systems incorporate the same platinum chromium alloy, innovative stent design and advanced catheter delivery system.

The Company anticipates U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the ION Stent System in mid 2011, and mid 2012 approval for the PROMUS Element P
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