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Boston expands endoscopy offerings:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Boston Scientific has bought a range of new endoscopic stent technologies, designed to treat gastrointestinal and airway obstructions, from Teleflex Medical subsidiary Willy Rusch. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. The acquired portfolio includes the Polyflex line of oesophageal and airway stents - currently distributed in the US by Boston Scientific under a previous agreement with Rusch - as well as the Y Dynamic tracheo-bronchial stent. Rusch will continue to distribute these products in Europe through to the end of 2005. Patients with oesophageal obstructions have difficulty eating and swallowing and could also suffer life-threatening interferences to their normal breathing. Endoscopic stenting is a less-invasive procedure in which a stent is inserted through an endoscope into the oesophagus, trachea or bronchial tubes to maintain the natural opening.

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