Our History: Investing in People and Ideas
We are inventors, driven by a passion for saving and improving lives through medical technology. Ever since a patient received our revolutionary first heart valve, a product that changed the industry and quickly became the gold standard, we have challenged the status quo. Through internal breakthroughs and strategic acquisitions, we build our product portfolios to transform disease management and meet our customers’ needs.
But our history is not just about our innovations and acquisitions. It is also about our people:
- The engineers and designers committed to rigorous research to improve medical devices and create new solutions
- The sales teams, who communicate with our customers to learn what tools and approaches they need to more effectively manage diseases
- The physicians, who partner with us to pioneer new technologies and better their patients’ lives
- The leaders, who are nimble and forward-thinking while drawing on their varied experiences, and who believe that every person, idea and dollar is important
Today we are a global corporation with 18,000 employees in 40 countries, with that same entrepreneurial spirit inspiring all we do. With our 40-year history of transforming patients’ lives, we are positioned more than ever as a leader dedicated to treating expensive epidemic diseases.