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News Release - May 10, 2012
Boston Scientific Announces Schedule For EuroPCR 2012Clinical Presentations to Include 12-month Outcomes Data from EVOLVE Trial and Results of the REPRISE I Trial
NATICK, Mass., May 10, 2012 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) announces its schedule of major events and sponsored clinical research at the annual EuroPCR Scientific Program, which takes place May 15 – 18 in Paris.
"We are pleased to present 12-month clinical outcomes and six-month IVUS data from our EVOLVE trial, which evaluates the SYNERGY™ Coronary Stent System. The fourth-generation drug-eluting stent is the newest product to reinforce our leading drug-eluting stent pipeline and our commitment to maintaining worldwide DES market leadership," said Keith D. Dawkins, M.D., global chief medical officer, Boston Scientific. "We also look forward to sharing the most recent data from the PLATINUM Small Vessel study and presenting the results of the REPRISE I trial of the Lotus™ Aortic Valve System."
Schedule of Events
All times are Paris time; all events take place in the Palais des Congres.
Tuesday, May 15
Structural Heart Tools and Technology Session. Boston Scientific will host a session titled "Advances in structural heart procedures: left atrial appendage closure and future transcatheter valve replacement technologies" in the Theatre Bordeaux from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will be co-moderated by Ian T. Meredith, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Simon Redwood, M.D., and Gerhard Schuler, M.D., and include live case demonstrations on device therapy for left atrial appendage closure and transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
REPRISE I Trial Results.
Results of the REPRISE I trial of the Lotus valve will also be presented during the session. The company plans to issue a press release announcing trial results in conjunction with the presentation.
SYNERGY Polymer Degradation. Aaron Foss, M.D., and Yen-Lane Chen, M.D., Ph.D., will present "Characterization of In-Vivo Poly (DL-lactic-co-glycolic acid) Degradation from a Drug-Coated Stent" during an oral abstract session at 6:04 p.m. in Room 342B.
EVOLVE Clinical Results. Stefan Verheye, M.D., Ph.D., will present 12-month clinical outcomes and six-month IVUS data from the EVOLVE trial during an oral abstract session at 6:17 p.m. in Room 342B. EVOLVE is a prospective, randomized, non-inferiority trial that compares two dose formulations of everolimus on Boston Scientific's SYNERGY Coronary Stent System to the PROMUS Element™ Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System in patients with de novo coronary artery lesions. The SYNERGY Stent features the company's proprietary platinum chromium alloy and uses a bioabsorbable polymer and everolimus drug combination to create an ultra-thin, uniform coating confined to the outer surface of the stent. The company plans to issue a press release announcing trial results in conjunction with the presentation.
Wednesday, May 16
Symposium on Dual Antiplatelet Therapy and drug-eluting stents. Boston Scientific will host a symposium titled "When is it safe to discontinue dual antiplatelet therapy after DES: What is the evidence and the potential impact of emerging technology?" in Room 252AB from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The symposium will be co-moderated by Dr. Meredith and Stephan Windecker, M.D., and include presentations on the current state of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) and the potential impact of future stent technology such as the SYNERGY Stent with bioabsorbable polymer drug delivery.
Thursday, May 17
TAXUS Petal Three-Year Outcomes. Thierry Lefevre, M.D., will present "Three-Year Clinical Outcomes with a Novel Paclitaxel-Eluting Bifurcation Stent" during an oral abstract session at 10:43 a.m. in Room 341.
Friday, May 18
PLATINUM Small Vessel Two-Year Data. Dominic Allocco, M.D., will present two-year results from the PLATINUM Small Vessel trial during an oral abstract session at 10:05 a.m. in Room 342B. This global, prospective, single-arm, sub-trial of the PLATINUM clinical program is evaluating the 2.25 mm PROMUS Element Platinum Chromium Everolimus-Eluting Stent in patients with small vessels. The company plans to issue a press release announcing trial results in conjunction with the presentation.
Conference attendees are invited to view Boston Scientific's latest cardiovascular products at booths F17 and F18 in the Exhibit Hall.
In the U.S., the SYNERGY Stent and Lotus Aortic Valve System are investigational devices and are limited by applicable law to investigational use only and are not available for sale.
About Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. For more information, please visit: www.bostonscientific.com.
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