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May 11, 2014
14:50 EDTBSXBoston Scientific's LATITUDE demonstrated reduction in mortality/hospitalization
Patients using the Boston Scientific Corporation LATITUDE Remote Patient Management system with wireless telemetry demonstrated significantly lower mortality and fewer hospitalizations than patients with LATITUDE-compatible devices who were not followed on the system, according to results from the PREDICt-RM study. The results were presented at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society's 35th Annual Scientific Sessions in San Francisco. PREDICt-RM demonstrated a 33% relative reduction in the risk of death in patients with Boston Scientific ICDs and CRT-Ds who were remotely monitored via the LATITUDE wireless remote monitoring system, compared to Boston Scientific ICD and CRT-D patients who were not remotely monitored. Additionally, these patients experienced a 19% relative reduction in hospitalizations for any cause. The study outcomes were presented by Dr. Joseph Akar, associate professor of medicine at Yale University and the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, CORE, in New Haven, CT, and are a result of a research collaboration between Yale CORE, the American College of Cardiology, ACC, and Boston Scientific. "The PREDICt-RM results demonstrate improved outcomes for those ICD and CRT-D patients using the LATITUDE wireless Remote Patient Management system," said Dr. Joseph Akar. "Despite the widespread availability of this technology, we know that it is underutilized. Our hope is that this study may inform clinical practice guidelines and promote the routine use of this technology in daily practice."
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April 16, 2015
16:11 EDTBSXBoston Scientific enrolls first patient REDUCE-HTN: REINFORCE study
Boston Scientific announced the first patient in the REDUCE-HTN: REINFORCE study was enrolled this week at Cardiology P.C. at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, AL by Farrell Mendelsohn, M.D., site principal investigator, and referred by Michael Wilensky, M.D. Boston Scientific received an investigational device exemption, or IDE, for the study from the FDA in December.
April 14, 2015
09:09 EDTBSXBoston Scientific announces strategic alliance with Frankenman
Boston Scientific announced the signing of a strategic alliance with Frankenman Medical Equipment Company, a recognized leader with deep local market expertise in the China surgical devices market. This alliance is expected to enable Boston Scientific and Frankenman to reach more clinicians and treat more patients by providing access to training on less invasive endoscopic technologies and the clinical and economic benefits these therapies can provide. CPEChina Fund, an entity of CITIC PE, is a current shareholder of Frankenman and will continue to support the company's growth in alignment with this strategic partnership.Under the terms of the agreement, Boston Scientific will become a shareholder of Frankenman, and provide services and expertise to Frankenman to support its continued growth, development pipeline and manufacturing capabilities. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

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