Healthcare Industry News: neuromodulation
News Release - July 2, 2007
Boston Scientific Announces Launch of New Precision Plus(TM) Spinal Cord Stimulation SystemHardware and software innovations offer new benefits to physicians and patients
NATICK, Mass., July 2 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced the launch of the Precision Plus(TM) Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System, the world's smallest rechargeable SCS neuromodulation device for the treatment of chronic pain of the trunk, back and limbs. Precision Plus provides physicians with EGL Scan(TM), the first and only SCS lead scanning technology. The Precision Plus system also features an improved remote control and charger to simplify control of patient therapy.
"Since the launch of the Precision system in 2005, we have delivered the technology and support infrastructure needed to gain more than 25 percent share of the pain management market," said Michael Onuscheck, President of Boston Scientific's Pain Management Business. "The advances in the new Precision Plus system will help to enhance the treatment information for the clinician, enabling programming improvements that are designed to significantly impact patient outcomes and clinical results."
EGL Scan (Electronically Generated Lead Scan) technology displays the relative position of implanted leads, within seconds and without using fluoroscopy or x-ray. The information from EGL Scan can be used to increase programming accuracy, which can lead to improvements in patient outcomes and treatment office operating efficiencies.
"EGL Scan technology is a valuable innovation designed to save time and be cost-effective for patients and payers," said Orlando Florete, M.D., of the Institute of Pain Management in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Precision Plus remote control and charger are completely cordless, eliminating the need for cumbersome cords and antennas. The remote control offers the industry's longest wireless range, enabling patients to adjust their pain therapy with simplicity and convenience. The charger is approximately 75 percent smaller and 85 percent lighter than competing chargers, making it convenient and discreet. The charger also features continuous temperature monitoring.
One in five Americans suffers the effects of chronic pain, and approximately five million people may be candidates for SCS therapy. Patients interested in Precision Plus technology should speak to their pain management physician or visit http://www.ControlYourPain.com for more information. Patients interested in contacting other people who live with chronic pain should visit http://www.RaceAgainstPain.com.
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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Boston Scientific wishes to caution the reader of this press release that actual results may differ from those discussed in the forward-looking statements and may be adversely affected by, among other things, risks associated with product development and commercialization, clinical trials, intellectual property, regulatory approvals, competitive offerings, integration of acquired companies, Boston Scientific's overall business strategy, and other factors described in Boston Scientific's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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