NATICK, Mass., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has begun a phased launch of its PROMUS Element™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System in China. The launch campaign will be expanded within the country based upon receipt of subsequent provincial reimbursement approvals. The Company previously received registration approval for the PROMUS Element™ Stent System from the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) of the People’s Republic of China.
The product represents the Company’s third-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) technology, which incorporates a novel platinum chromium (PtCr) alloy, innovative stent design and advanced catheter delivery system. It offers greater strength, enhanced deliverability and exceptional visibility, and is designed for improved conformability, minimal recoil, and uniform lesion coverage and drug distribution. The advanced low-profile delivery system facilitates precise delivery of the stent across challenging lesions.