Boston Scientific Renews Agreement with Lumenis® to Deliver Innovative Laser Products to Treat Urologic Conditions

NATICK, Mass., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) and Lumenis, the market leader in holmium laser technology, announced the signing of a five-year contract extending the existing commercial agreement between the two companies and promoting continued investments in laser and fiber product development for urologic applications.  Under the agreement, Boston Scientific will continue as the exclusive U.S. distributor for Lumenis Holmium Laser Fibers, designed for use with surgical lasers to treat a variety of urologic conditions.

"Lumenis is excited to continue its long-time distribution agreement with Boston Scientific, a leader in minimally invasive solutions for the urology market," said Bob Di Silvio, Senior Vice President and President, Lumenis Americas.  "Together, we offer urologists and their patients a comprehensive set of cost-effective solutions delivered by highly experienced and knowledgeable sales teams." 

"We are pleased to renew our alliance with Lumenis, which has been very successful in strengthening our product offerings in this important market," said Michael Phalen, Executive Vice President and President of the MedSurg Division at Boston Scientific.  "We look forward to continuing to provide urologists with clinically beneficial technologies that improve patient care." 

About Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties.  For more information, please visit:  

About Lumenis

Lumenis, the world's largest medical laser company, is a global developer, manufacturer and distributor of laser and light-based devices for surgical, ophthalmic and aesthetic applications, with more than 800 employees worldwide. For more information about Lumenis and its products, please visit:

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