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USCI Angiographic Systems

Division of Becton Dickinson & Co.

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B. Braun's Bet on Balloons

Until now, B. Braun, one of the oldest players in cardiovascular devices, has been comfortable in its niche. B. Braun's cardiovascular business is actually made up of two units, one that makes products for interventional radiologists and surgeons in the peripheral field, the other on a range of devices used in interventional cardiology. But the investment the company is making in a new technology, drug-eluting balloons, could be disruptive, if not to interventional cardiology, at least to the cardiovascular device companies and none more so than B. Braun itself.
Medical Device Platform Technologies

Guidant: The New Rules of the Device Game

As it seeks to capitalize on new opportunities in both its CRM and interventional businesses, Guidant also confronts a device industry whose rules are changing. The second of a two-part series.
Medical Device Leadership

John Simpson: Reluctant Entrepreneur

John Simpson never set out to be a physician and still does not consider himself a businessman; yet he is a leading interventional cardiologist and has launched more than a half dozen successful device companies. Simpson takes pride in building successful teams, enabling him to delegate the engineering and business responsibilities to others, while focusing on what he does best: figuring out how to better treat the patient. He is perhaps best known for developing over-the-wire angioplasty through his first company, ACS, and has followed that with companies involved with ultrasound (CVIS), atherectomy (DVI and Fox Hollow), vascular closure (Perclose), and chronic total occlusions (LuMend). Simpson remains iconoclastic when it comes to patient care issues. So although angioplasty is where he made his name, he remains suspicious of stents and hopes through his current venture, Fox Hollow, to minimize their use.
Medical Device Business Strategies

Intella: Betting On The Cart, Not The Horse

By focusing on building a better delivery system, Intella hopes to cpature part of the booming stent market.
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  • USCI Angiographic Systems
    Phone: (508) 277-8000
    1200 Technology Park Dr.
    P.O. Box 7025 Billerica, MA 01821
    USA
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