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Boston Scientific Completes Enrollment in Benign Stricture Study of WallFlex® Biliary RX Stent
Date:10/18/2011

 The WallFlex Biliary RX family of stents is available in fully covered, partially covered and uncovered versions.  Covered stents have a silicone polymer Permalume® Coating designed to reduce the potential for tumor ingrowth, and an integrated retrieval loop for removing or repositioning the stent during the initial procedure in the event of incorrect placement.

"The WallFlex Biliary RX Stent incorporates advanced features based on physician feedback to enhance its strength, deliverability and visibility," said David Pierce, President of Boston Scientific's Endoscopy Division.  "Our WallFlex Biliary Stents complement our extensive line of enteral and esophageal stents to offer a complete range of treatment options to palliate and treat patients with gastrointestinal diseases."

The WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered, Partially Covered and Uncovered Stents are currently cleared in the U.S. and CE Mark countries for the palliative treatment of malignant bile duct strictures.  The WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent was CE Marked in 2010 for an expanded indication to treat benign biliary strictures.  The safety and effectiveness of the WallFlex Biliary RX Stenting System for use in the vascular system have not been established.  

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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