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These excerpts taken from the BSX 10-K filed Feb 28, 2008.
Peripheral Interventions
 
We sell various products designed to treat patients with peripheral disease (disease which appears in blood vessels other than in the heart and in biliary strictures), including a broad line of medical devices used in percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and peripheral vascular stenting. Our peripheral product offerings include vascular access products, balloon catheters, stents and peripheral vascular catheters, wires and accessories. In the first quarter of 2008, we began integrating certain products used for non-vascular intervention, previously part of our Oncology business, into our Peripheral Interventions business. We also sell products designed to treat patients with non-vascular disease (disease which appears outside the blood system). Our non-vascular suite of products includes biliary stents, drainage catheters, biopsy devices and micro-puncture sets, designed to treat, diagnose and palliate various forms of benign and malignant tumors. We market the PolarCath™ peripheral dilatation system used in CryoPlasty® Therapy, an innovative approach to the treatment of peripheral artery disease in the lower extremities.  In January 2007, we completed the acquisition of EndoTex Interventional Systems, Inc., and, in February 2007, launched the NexStent® Carotid Stent System, a laser-cut, nitinol stent with a rolled sheet design that enables one stent size to adapt to multiple diameters in tapered or non-tapered vessel configurations.

In the first quarter of 2008, we began integrating our Peripheral Interventions business with our Interventional Cardiology business under a single management structure to help create a more integrated business focused on interventional specialists, while enhancing technology and operational efficiencies.
 
Peripheral
Interventions

 

We sell
various products designed to treat patients with peripheral disease (disease
which appears in blood vessels other than in the heart and in biliary
strictures), including a broad line of medical devices used in percutaneous
transluminal angioplasty and peripheral vascular stenting. Our peripheral
product offerings include vascular access products, balloon catheters, stents
and peripheral vascular catheters, wires and accessories. In the first quarter
of 2008, we began integrating certain products used for non-vascular
intervention, previously part of our Oncology business, into our Peripheral
Interventions business. We also sell products designed to treat patients with
non-vascular disease (disease which appears outside the blood system). Our
non-vascular suite of products includes biliary stents, drainage catheters,
biopsy devices and micro-puncture sets, designed to treat, diagnose and palliate
various forms of benign and malignant tumors. We market the PolarCath™
peripheral dilatation system used in CryoPlasty® Therapy, an innovative approach
to the treatment of peripheral artery disease in the lower
extremities.  In January 2007, we completed the acquisition of EndoTex
Interventional Systems, Inc., and, in February 2007, launched the NexStent®
Carotid Stent System, a laser-cut, nitinol stent with a rolled sheet design that
enables one stent size to adapt to multiple diameters in tapered or non-tapered
vessel configurations.



In the
first quarter of 2008, we began integrating our Peripheral Interventions
business with our Interventional Cardiology business under a single management
structure to help create a more integrated business focused on interventional
specialists, while enhancing technology and operational
efficiencies.

 

This excerpt taken from the BSX 10-K filed Mar 1, 2006.

Peripheral Interventions

        We sell various products designed to treat patients with peripheral disease (disease which appears in blood vessels other than the heart and in biliary structures), including a broad line of medical devices used in percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and peripheral vascular stenting. Our peripheral product line includes vascular access products, balloon catheters, stents and peripheral vascular catheters, wires and accessories. During the second quarter of 2005, we completed the acquisition of CryoVascular Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of the PolarCath™ Peripheral Dilatation System. The PolarCath peripheral dilatation system is used in CryoPlasty Therapy®, an innovative approach to the treatment of peripheral artery disease in the lower extremities. The PolarCath peripheral dilatation system uses nitrous oxide to fill an angioplasty balloon within a blocked artery, cooling the balloon's surface to -10° C. As it is inflated, the cold surface of the balloon cools the vascular lesion, which exerts both mechanical and biological effects that may help prevent restenosis. In addition, we expect to launch the Sterling™ Balloon dilatation catheter, a dilatation catheter with several differentiating features, including the only pre- and post-stent dilatation indication for carotid artery stenting, in 2006, subject to receiving regulatory approvals.

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