Boston Scientific Corporation is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and
marketer of medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional
medical specialties. Our mission is to transform lives through innovative
medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. When
used in this report, the terms �we,� �us,� �our� and �the Company� mean Boston
Scientific Corporation and its divisions and subsidiaries.
Our history began in the late 1960s when our co-founder, John Abele, acquired an
equity interest in Medi-tech, Inc., a research and development company focused
on developing alternatives to surgery. In 1969, Medi-tech introduced a family of
steerable catheters used in some of the first less-invasive procedures
performed. In 1979, John Abele joined with Pete Nicholas to form Boston
Scientific Corporation, which indirectly acquired Medi-tech.