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Boston Scientific Launches Promus Element™ Stent System In China
Date:10/17/2011

mber 2010 supported the safety and efficacy of the PROMUS Element Stent.  In April 2011, 12-month results announced from the PLATINUM Workhorse randomized, controlled trial demonstrated the clinical non-inferiority of the PROMUS Element Stent in comparison to the PROMUS Stent in treating de novo coronary artery lesions while also showing a procedural benefit of reduced rates of unplanned (bail-out or emergency) stenting.

"Positive clinical data from our PLATINUM trials demonstrate the successful transfer of safety and efficacy of the leading everolimus-eluting stent to the PtCr Element platform, while supporting the acute performance benefits observed in real-world practice," said Keith D. Dawkins, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Boston Scientific's Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular Group.  "As a result, the PROMUS Element Stent has been well received in every country where it has been introduced."

In the U.S., the PROMUS Element Stent is an investigational device, limited by applicable law to investigational use and not available for sale.

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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