Boston Sci to Buy Defibrillator Company

Article by: JAMES WALSH , Star Tribune

Boston Scientific Corp. said Thursday that it is exercising an option to buy a private California company that has developed the world's only commercially available implantable defibrillator that does not need wires running through blood vessels into the heart.

Cameron Health's S-ICD sits just below the skin and leaves the heart and blood vessels untouched. The system, which shocks the heart if it detects an irregular heartbeat, has been approved for sale in Europe and other countries since 2009.


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