17 September 2013

Boston Scientific Opens Institute for Advancing Science and New Innovation Center in China

Shanghai – 17 September 2013 - Boston Scientific Corporation today officially opened the China branch of the Boston Scientific Institute for Advancing Science (IAS) as well as its new Innovation Center in the country. Through these facilities Boston Scientific expects to foster local talent while sustainably developing innovative technologies uniquely suited to the China market.

"China is key to our ongoing global expansion, and we believe that initiatives such as the IAS and Innovation Center will help us to continue adapting to the unique demands of the China market," said Michael F. Mahoney, president and chief executive officer, Boston Scientific.

The IAS offers Chinese medical practitioners training in clinical practice and multidisciplinary programs in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology, Endoscopy, Peripheral Interventions and Urology and Women's Health. These programs are intended to raise medical professionals' awareness of the latest industry trends as well as their knowledge of innovative technologies.

All existing professional education programs or platforms in the market such as Horizon Academy and the company's E-Club project will be integrated into the IAS. As the heart of Boston Scientific's professional education programs in China, it is anticipated that the IAS in Shanghai will offer training courses for more than 700 professionals every year. IAS is also expected to cooperate with top medical universities and colleges in China to launch clinical courses for students, contributing to the development of China's medical industry. In addition to serving Chinese practitioners the IAS in Shanghai is intended to support other professional education opportunities across the Asia-Pacific region.

The Boston Scientific Innovation Center in China is designed to drive understanding of innovative technologies and advanced medical technology products. The Center is fully equipped with the latest multimedia devices, demonstrating the company's cutting-edge research in disease treatment practices. The Innovation Center will also collect customer feedback to aid in the development of products and technologies customized for China, in collaboration with the Boston Scientific global R&D team.

Boston Scientific established its China headquarters in Shanghai in 1997 and now has branches and R&D centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Core Boston Scientific businesses in China include cardiac intervention, cardiac rhythm management, endoscopic intervention, peripheral interventions and oncology and urology and women's health. 

Source: Boston Scientific