|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Boston Scientific, Inc.|
|Boston Scientific, Inc., is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a range of interventional medical specialties. The Company’s products were offered for sale by seven core businesses - Interventional Cardiology, CRM, Endoscopy, Peripheral Interventions, Urology/Women’s Health, Neuromodulation, and Electrophysiology. The Company derives 33 percent of its sales from its Interventional Cardiology business, 27 percent of its sales from its CRM business, 16 percent of its sales from its Endoscopy business, 10 percent of its sales from its Peripheral Interventions business, six percent of its sales from its Urology/Women’s Health business, four percent of its sales from its Neuromodulation business, and two percent of its sales from its Electrophysiology business. It develops, manufactures and markets a variety of implantable devices that monitor the heart and deliver electricity to treat cardiac abnormalities, including: Implantable cardiac defibrillator systems used to detect and treat abnormally fast heart rhythms that could result in sudden cardiac death, including implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator systems used to treat heart failure; and Implantable pacemaker systems used to manage slow or irregular heart rhythms, including implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker systems used to treat heart failure. Within the Company’s Electrophysiology business, it offers medical devices for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Included in its product offerings are RF generators, intracardiac ultrasound and steerable ablation catheters, and diagnostic catheters. The Company’s main competitors include Abbott Laboratories; Medtronic, Inc.; St. Jude Medical, Inc.; and Johnson & Johnson as well as a wide range of medical device companies that sell a single or limited number of competitive products or participate in only a specific market segment. It also faces competition from non-medical device companies, such as pharmaceutical companies, which may offer alternative therapies for disease states intended to be treated using its products. The medical devices that the Company manufactures and markets are subject to regulation by numerous regulatory bodies, including the FDA and comparable international regulatory agencies.|
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