Cosman Medical is a privately held manufacturer of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) systems used to treat patients with chronic pain, the leading cause of disability for adults in the United States. According to the press release, RFA has been used over the last 50 years as a procedure for providing relief for patients with chronic pain by applying heat to small areas of nerve tissue to interrupt pain signals.
According to Boston Scientific, the Cosman Medical team and products will become part of Boston Scientific’s Neuromodulation business, which currently offers Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) systems to treat patients with chronic pain. Spinal cord stimulation involves sending electrical signals to the spinal cord in order to mask pain signals from reaching the brain. Some patients find effective relief from RFA, whereas other patients turn to SCS to manage pain. Thus, the acquisition of Cosman Medical adds to Boston Scientific’s portfolio of non-opioid solutions for chronic pain.
Boston Scientific is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and the company is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices. The company states that its products are used in a range of interventional medical specialties, including interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, peripheral interventions, neuromodulation, neurovascular intervention, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, endoscopy, oncology, urology and gynecology.