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Division of Abbott Laboratories Inc.

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Ireland's Medtech Explosion

Over the last three decades, Ireland has built a robust medical device community serving large multi-national device companies, built on favorable tax policies and a strong manufacturing and engineering base. But now Ireland is trying to incubate a robust start-up community as well, focused on R&D and innovation, hoping to create the next Medtroniic or Covidien rather than simply serving the current ones.

The Longest Journey: An Interview with Hira Thapliyal

Born in a remote village in India, Hira Thapliyal played a critical role in the creation of many early technologies used in interventional cardiology, including DVI's atherectomy device and CVIS' intravascular ultrasound. However, he's perhaps best known as one of the founders of ArthroCare. In this interview adapted from the Stanford BioDesign Program's Innovators Workbench series, Thapliyal looks back on his early career.
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B. Braun's Bet on Balloons

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Abbott Laboratories Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Ginger L Howard, Pres.
  • Contact Info
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    3200 Lakeside Dr.
    P.O. Box 58167
    Santa Clara, CA 95052