Boston Scientific Adds Single-Shot AF-Ablation Balloon With Apama Acquisition
Boston Scientific will pay about $300m for the Campbell, California-based maker of the Apama radiofrequency balloon catheter system for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Boston Scientific plans to integrate Apama's technology with its Rhythmia HDx mapping system.
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