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Boston Scientific acquires UI startup Farapulse

By Stephen Pradarelli, Office of the Vice President of Research

Boston Scientific Corp. has exercised its option to acquire the remaining shares of University of Iowa startup Farapulse Inc., which has developed a method for precisely and safely treating abnormal heart rhythms.

Last September, Boston Scientific signed an investment agreement with an option to acquire Farapulse (originally Iowa Approach), a company founded by UI Assistant Professor of Internal and Cardiovascular Medicine Steven Mickelsen, M.D. If development of Farapulse’s technologies continued in a positive direction, Boston Scientific indicated it would buy the company.

Read the complete article for the VP for Research website.