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Boston Scientific Receives Canadian Approval for TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stent System

Friday, April 18, 2008 General News J E 4
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NATICK, Mass., April 17 Boston ScientificCorporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has received approval for thesale of its TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) paclitaxel-eluting coronary stent system inCanada. The Company reported that Health Canada's Therapeutic ProductsDirectorate (TPD), the authority that regulates pharmaceutical drugs andmedical devices, has approved its use. The Company said it plans to launchthe product immediately in Canada.

"The TAXUS Liberte Stent is a major advance in stent development andraises the bar for drug-eluting stent systems," said Serge Doucet, M.D.,Cathlab Director at the Montreal Heart Institute. "It offers enhanced abilityto conform to the vessel wall and deliver across some of the most challenginglesions. This innovation is welcome news for interventional cardiologists andpatients in Canada who suffer from coronary artery disease."

"This stent is designed specifically for improved drug elution anddeliverability," said David McFaul, Boston Scientific Senior Vice President,International. "Coupled with our proven paclitaxel-eluting technology, TAXUSLiberte provides physicians with next-generation performance. We aredelighted that Canadian physicians and patients can now benefit from thishighly advanced technology for the treatment of coronary artery disease."

Currently the leading drug-eluting stents worldwide, TAXUS Stent Systemshave been evaluated by the industry's most extensive randomized, controlledclinical trial program, as well as studied in more than 35,000 real-worldpatients enrolled in post-approval registries. To date, approximately fourmillion TAXUS Stents have been implanted worldwide.

The TAXUS Liberte Stent has previously been approved for sale in Europeand other international markets and is currently awaiting approval by the U.S.Food and Drug Administration and is not available for sale in the UnitedStates.

Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer ofmedical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventionalmedical specialties. For more information, please visit:www.bostonscientific.com.

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