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Division of Abbott Laboratories Inc.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Abbott Laboratories Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Mark J Meltzer, VP, Patent Counsel
    Benjamin D Pless, VP, Research & Tech. Dev.
  • Contact Info
  • Ventritex Inc.
    Phone: (408) 738-4883
    701 East Evelyn Avenue
    Sunnyvale, CA 94086