Boston Scientific Company Profile
The Boston Scientific Corporation (abbreviated BSC), is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a range of interventional medical specialties, including interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, peripheral interventions, neuromodulation, neurovascular intervention, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, endoscopy, oncology, urology and gynecology.
Boston Scientific is well known for the development of the Taxus Stent, a drug-eluting stent which is used to open clogged arteries.
Boston Scientific's main competitors are Johnson and Johnson,Medtronic, and St. Jude Medical. On April 21, 2006, the company acquired longtime competitor Guidant for $27.2 billion. The former Guidant was split between BSC and Abbott Laboratories.
Navilyst Medical was formed in February 2008 from Boston Scientific's Fluid Management and Vascular Access business units.
Intuitive Surgical Company Profile.
Intuitive Surgical Inc. is an American corporation that manufactures robotic surgical systems, most notably the da Vinci Surgical System. The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgery to be performed remotely using robotic manipulators. The company is part of the NASDAQ-100 and S&P 500. Intuitive Surgical has installed over 1,242 systems worldwide as of July, 2009. Computer Motion was a competitor that merged with Intuitive Surgical in 2003.