Boston Scientific to acquire AST

Interventional device developer Boston Scientific of Natick, MA, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Stent Technologies (AST) of Pleasanton, CA.

AST has been developing stent and stent delivery systems specifically designed to address the anatomical needs of coronary artery disease in bifurcated vessels, according to Boston Scientific.

The transaction is expected to close early next year, Boston Scientific said. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
December 17, 2004

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