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Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval for New Infinion™ 16 Percutaneous Lead for Precision Plus™ Spinal Cord Stimulator System
Date:12/8/2011

Neuromodulation Division.  "With the launch of the Infinion 16 Lead, Boston Scientific continues its commitment to innovation by offering pain management physicians more choices to help optimize pain relief for their patients." 

SCS evaluation device to be discussed at NANSAt the NANS conference, several pain management physicians will discuss their clinical use of Boston Scientific's Observational Mechanical Gateway (OMG™) Connector.  The OMG Connector is a novel device designed to allow patients with a failed or sub-optimal SCS trial to evaluate Boston Scientific's Precision Plus System with SmoothWave™ Technology as an alternative therapy.

"Switching to another drug when the first one fails to deliver the desired patient benefit is standard medical practice," said Michael Stanton-Hicks, M.D., Vice-Chairman of the Anesthesiology Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.  "The OMG Connector now gives me that capability with my SCS trial patients."

"The OMG device has enabled me to treat patients using SCS in certain instances where those patients failed trials using other SCS systems," said Stephen Pyles, M.D., of the Florida Pain Clinic in Ocala.  "The OMG is a tool SCS practitioners should use to provide their SCS patients with every opportunity for success."  

More than 75 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to the American Pain Foundation.  Tens of thousands of patients with chronic pain have found that SCS systems help them manage their pain.  Spinal Cord Stimulation is a reversible therapy that manages pain through an implantable pulse generator and external devices that control therapy and charge the implant.

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Boston Scientific Neuromodulation is an innovation leader in implantable pain management technology.  The Precision Plus Spinal Cord Stimulator System, powered by SmoothWave Technol
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