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Strong one-year data for Boston Scientific chronic pain implant, but reimbursement change stymies sales

Boston Scientific has released one-year, retrospective data to demonstrate efficacy for its Precision Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator in treating chronic lower back pain.

Bioelectronics startup begins trial to treat Crohn's after early success in RA

SetPoint Medical is starting a clinical trial to treat Crohn's disease patients with its implantable neuromodulation device. The startup previously reported a positive pilot study of the device to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Boston Scientific backs atrial fibrillation startup Iowa Approach

Boston Scientific has invested in Iowa Approach, a new startup devoted to its novel atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation technology. The technique is expected to be easier and cheaper than the current AF ablation procedures; there are about 400,000 ablations to treat AF annually. The company expects to be ready for testing in humans in 2016.

Bayer to sell diabetes device biz for as much as $2.5B

Bayer hopes to sell its ailing diabetes device unit to help bolster growth and fund a potential acquisition of Zoetis. The conglomerate would like to focus more closely on medicines, which has been a faster growth area than devices.

Boston Scientific ordered to hand over $18.5M in vaginal mesh litigation

Less than a week after Boston Scientific lost its second courtroom battle over vaginal mesh implants, a federal jury ordered the company to pay $18.5 million in damages to four women who claimed the devices caused them constant pain and injuries.

Boston Scientific's Synergy Stent performs well in pivotal clinical trial

Boston Scientific's Synergy bioabsorbable polymer drug-eluting stent is on track for FDA approval after the successful Evolve II clinical trial, experts said, citing data released yesterday at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago.

Boston Scientific and J&J gear up for courtroom showdown over Guidant purchase

Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson are gearing up for a courtroom showdown, as the companies prepare for a multibillion-dollar trial over a breach-of-contract suit related to a failed bidding war for devicemaker Guidant.

Boston Scientific ordered to fork over $27.6M in vaginal mesh suit

Boston Scientific faced a stinging setback in its ongoing vaginal mesh litigation as a federal court jury ordered the company to pay $26.7 million to four women who claimed the devices caused them undue pain and suffering.

Former Boston Scientific engineer charged with intellectual theft

A former Boston Scientific engineer has been indicted by a federal grand jury for stealing documents from the giant device maker that he allegedly planned to use to set up a manufacturing business in Vietnam and market the products in the U.S. and elsewhere under a new name.

Boston Scientific faces first two federal trials for transvaginal mesh devices

Boston Scientific is shoring up for the first federal trials over its transvaginal mesh devices, countering claims from women who say the products were faulty and caused them injury.