Boston Scientific touts SpaceOAR meta-analysis results

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) announced that published results from an analysis of its SpaceOAR hydrogel spacer revealed safe prostate-rectum separation.

Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific has developed the SpaceOAR since its $600 million acquisition of Augmenix in September 2018. The absorbable polyethylene glycol hydrogel spacer won CE Mark approval in the European Union in 2010 and 510(k) clearance from the FDA in April 2015 and is designed for separating the prostate from the rectal wall during radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

Results from the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the safe prostate-rectum separation was sufficient enough to reduce v70 rectal irradiation and was associated with lower rectal toxicity and higher bowel quality of life in late follow-up.

The meta-analysis included randomized controlled trials and real-world results of 1,011 prostate cancer …

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