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January 25, 2012 08:20 ET

Antares Pharma and Boston Scientific Benefit From Renewed Industry Optimism

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Antares Pharma & Boston Scientific

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - The medical device sector has been seeing increased investor interest over the last year. According to a recent report from Dow Jones, venture investments held strong across healthcare in 2011, with medical devices finishing a close second to biopharmaceuticals in dollars invested. Biopharmaceuticals brought in $3.9 billion for 302 deals while 290 medical device deals raised $3.3 billion. In the third quarter device deals raised more than drugs for the first time since 1998, CMIO reports. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Medical Equipment & Supplies industry and provides equity research on Antares Pharma Inc. (NYSE Amex: AIS) and Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices used in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It offers implantable devices that monitor the heart and deliver electricity to treat cardiac abnormalities and implantable pacemaker systems used to manage slow or irregular heart rhythms.

Earlier this week the company announced that it received a positive ruling in a patent infringement case with Johnson & Johnson involving stents used for heart patients. Johnson & Johnson had alleged that Boston Scientific's use of a drug on a drug-eluting stent infringed two patents.

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Antares Pharma, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, focuses on self-injection pharmaceutical products and technologies, and topical gel-based products. Earlier this month the company announced that it has licensed exclusively its Oxybutynin Gel 3% to Daewoong Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd.,for marketing in South Korea. Antares oxybutynin gel 3% is a topical, translucent hydroalcoholic gel containing oxybutynin, an antispasmodic, antimuscarinic agent.

Last month Antares licensed to Pfizer Inc.'s Consumer Healthcare Business Unit one of its drug delivery technologies to develop an undisclosed product on an exclusive basis for North America.

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