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Boston Scientific Announces Japanese Approval for PROMUS(R) Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System
Date:1/8/2010

approval for the PROMUS Stent in Japan," said Maulik Nanavaty, President of Boston Scientific Japan. "It complements our broad coronary intervention portfolio and reinforces our global leadership in the DES market. We remain committed to providing the most innovative products and therapies to the Japanese market."

The PROMUS Stent is a private-labeled XIENCE V® Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System manufactured by Abbott and distributed by Boston Scientific under an agreement executed prior to the 2006 acquisition of the former Guidant Corporation by Boston Scientific. The PROMUS and XIENCE V Stents are identical products sold by the respective companies under different brand names.

Boston Scientific will continue to market its internally developed paclitaxel-eluting TAXUS Stent Systems. To date, more than six million TAXUS and PROMUS Stents have been implanted globally, making Boston Scientific the worldwide DES market leader.

The PROMUS (XIENCE V) Stent is indicated for improving coronary luminal diameter in patients with symptomatic heart disease due to de novo native coronary artery lesions (up to 28 mm long) with reference vessel diameter of 2.5 to 3.75 mm.

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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