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Boston Scientific introduces Precision pain reliever

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Spinal cord stimulation system for the treatment of chronic pain in the limbs, trunk and back will undergo a full European launch in 2006, with initial roll-out to begin this year. The firm received a CE mark for the device Sept. 13. Boston Scientific acquired the PMA-approved device with its $740 mil. purchase of Advanced Bionics in June 2004 and launched it in the U.S. in March. The European version includes a longer-life battery - not yet approved in the U.S. - that can last up to 25 years. Boston Scientific is developing several additional indications for Precision, including migraine headache (1"The Gray Sheet" Feb. 7, 2005, p. 4)...

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