Stryker's income up 20% on 6% sales increase:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Stryker's first-quarter sales increased 6% to $254 million, while net income rose 20% to $36 million. Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Stryker's domestic sales were up 14% to $171 million and were boosted by strong shipments of endoscopic equipment, powered surgical instruments and orthopaedics implants. International sales, hit by lower business to the Asian market and the exchange rate effects, fell 8% to $82 million.