Edwards and Cook Combine on Possible Living Heart Valve
Edwards Lifesciences entered into a biomaterials deal with Cook Biotech in an effort to develop a living heart valve using biomaterials.
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Over the past seven years, since its spin off from Baxter International, Edwards Lifesciences has built a cardiovascular business to challenge the industry giants. In this interview, CEO Mike Mussallem looks back over a 20-year career whose highlights include surviving the Baxter/American Hospital Supply merger and formulating Edwards' vision.
Having built a franchise serving cardiac surgeon, Edwards is looking to maintain its market leadership by both expanding into peripherals and embracing interventionalists.