Balloon Catheters address peripheral intervention needs.

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Sterling(TM) Monorail® and Over-the-Wire Balloon Dilatation Catheters are engineered for use in renal and lower extremity arteries, as well as in dialysis fistula. Sterling Monorail is also suited for use in carotid arteries as both pre- and post-dilatation balloon. It includes laser-formed, tapered tip that facilitates crossing through challenging lesions, including tight stenosis and near occlusions. Balanced shaft provides seamless transition for optimized trackability.



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Boston Scientific Launches New Balloon Catheters Designed to Address Wide Variety of Peripheral Intervention Needs



Technology Features Powerful Combination of Deliverability and Trackability to Enhance Clinical Versatility

NATICK, Mass., June 6 -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) today announced that it has received FDA clearance to launch its Sterling(TM) Monorail(R) and Over-the-Wire Balloon Dilatation Catheter in the United States. The balloon catheters are available in a broad range of sizes, offering interventionalists superb clinical versatility. Both balloon catheter platforms are engineered for use in the renal and lower extremity arteries, as well as in dialysis fistula. In addition, the Sterling(TM) Monorail(R) Catheter received a specific indication for use in the carotid arteries as both a pre- and post-dilatation balloon.

The Sterling Balloon Dilatation Catheter sets a new standard in peripheral angioplasty with its ultra-low profile balloon (4 French), designed to meet the challenges of the peripheral vasculature. "We have incorporated design elements from our industry-leading coronary balloon platform, the Maverick2(TM) Balloon Catheter," said John Pedersen, President of Boston Scientific's Peripheral Interventions Business. "Features such as the laser- formed, tapered tip are designed to facilitate crossing through the most challenging lesions, including tight stenosis and near occlusions."

The Sterling Balloon Dilatation Catheter represents a significant advance in peripheral balloon manufacturing and processing. Its refined profile is complemented by a balanced shaft featuring seamless transitions designed to offer clinicians enhanced trackability and powerful push when faced with traversing challenging anatomy.

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: www.bostonscientific.com.

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