Company Profile: Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX)
The company makes medical supplies used in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Its devices are used to diagnose and treat conditions in a variety of medical fields, including cardiology (cardiovascular group), gynecology and urology (endosurgery group), pain management (neuromodulation), and heart failure and arrhythmia (cardiac rhythm management group). Its 13,000-plus products, made in about 25 factories, include defibrillators, catheters, coronary and urethral stents, pacemakers, biopsy forceps and needles, and urethral slings. Boston Scientific markets its wares in some 45 countries worldwide, primarily through its own direct sales staff.