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Avecor Cardiovascular Inc.

Division of Medtronic PLC

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Jomed Stakes Out the US

By all accounts, the one piece missing from the puzzle for Jomed NV, the small European supplier making waves in the highly competitive field of interventional cardiology, has been a US presence. Thus, most industry observers saw the value in Jomed's merger with Endosonics as providing it with a US sales and marketing infrastructure.
Medical Device Business Strategies

Baxter Cardiovascular: Next Stage, Late-Stage

Baxter is a classic example of a large device company which has lived and grown by the "size is strength" credo; that is, up until recently. Unable to continue growing at an acceptable rate, Baxter adopted the unusual strategy of spinning off major businesses in order to enable both the core company and the new entity to focus on their respective strengths and improve growth. First to go was the hospital supply division, Allegiance Corp., and now Baxter has spun-off its cardiovascular group. To succeed in this crowded market, Baxter Cardiovascular has chosen to focus on an under-developed specialty; late-stage cardiovascular disease.
Medical Device Strategy

LifeStream: A Financial Play in Devices Moves Upstream

First Chicago Equipty Capital, acting with advice from Garrett Capital Advisors LLC, formed LifeStream International LLC, a cardiopulmonary products company, out of three recent acquisitions: the cardiopulmonary products division of CR Bard Inc., certain assets of the cardiosurgery business of Minntech Corp., and Surgimedics Inc.,
Medical Device Strategy

Diagnostics Win Wider Welcome

As customers press for lower cost and more efficient products, diagnostic companies have begun to do a host of collaborations, both within the diagnostic industry and with outside partners, including pharmaceutical companies. The collaborations also allow diagnostic companies to bundle their products with their bigger partners' sales and marketing efforts.
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Medtronic PLC
  • Senior Management
  • Anthony Bodalato, CEO
    Gregory J Melsen, VP, Fin. & CFO
    Al Seck, VP Mktg.
    William S Haworth, VP, R&D
  • Contact Info
  • Avecor Cardiovascular Inc.
    Phone: (612) 391-9000
    7611 Northland Dr.
    Minneapolis, MN 55428