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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION PRESENTS NEW DEVICES FOR INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY AT RSNA '93

 WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation's (NYSE: BSX) Medi-tech Division introduces several new products at its exhibit at the 79th Scientific Assembly of the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Nov. 28-Dec. 3, 1993.
 Developmental new technologies are the subject of a special display in the Medi-tech exhibit. Featured from a list of BSC's advanced technologies will be the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Graft, Drug Delivery, Caval Interruption Devices and a Vascular Plug Device. These developmental projects will be displayed in an interactive video interview with leading physicians and medical device engineers.
 Medi-tech is featuring the Ultra-thin with Glidex(TM), an improved version of the Ultra-thin, which has just received FDA approval. Ultra-thin is Medi-tech's market-leading line of balloon catheters for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). The Glidex hydrophilic coating enhances performance by overcoming friction and improving trackability through tortuous anatomy and around difficult curves.
 Medi-tech first introduced hydrophilic coatings to the American Radiology market with the Glidewire(TM) guidewire, a product Medi-tech sells in the U.S. with an exclusive alliance with Terumo Corporation of Japan. Hydrophilic materials absorb water and create a very slippery surface, making catheter passage easier and more precise. Until now, wearing off of the coating during the procedure limited the benefit of the technique. Medi-tech's ability to chemically bond the Glidex coating to the catheter surface greatly extends the utility of the frictionless surface and expands the range of cases that can be successfully treated with catheter techniques.
 Glidex coating properties are also being demonstrated in other Medi-tech interventional product applications, including new Blue Max(R) high pressure balloon dilatation catheters, Percuflex(R) drainage catheters, and Magic(TM) Torque Guidewires all currently under FDA review.
 Medi-Tech, now in its twenty-third year of exhibiting interventional radiology devices at the RSNA, has developed market-leading products in multiple categories, including balloon angioplasty for peripheral arteries, angiographic catheters, needle biopsy, guidewires, non-vascular drainage catheters, and unique accessories and customer support programs. Medi-tech products are marketed in radiology and surgery, while other Boston Scientific Corporation divisions specialize in similar less invasive approaches for cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, surgery, urology and GI endoscopy.
 Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices. The Company's products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, radiology, urology, and vascular surgery.
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 /CONTACT: Larry Best of Boston Scientific, 617-972-4450/
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