Boston Scientific gets French reimbursement for Taxus

Interventional device developer Boston Scientific has received reimbursement approval from the French government for its Taxus Express2 paclitaxel-eluting coronary stent system.

The approval enables patients to be treated with the Taxus stent system in private clinics and hospitals. The product was previously available in France primarily through public hospitals, said the company.

France represents the second largest market in Europe for coronary artery stents, with approximately 150,000 stents implanted annually. Of these, 55% are implanted in private clinics and hospitals and 45% in public hospitals, according to Natick, MA-based Boston Scientific.

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
January 29, 2004

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