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Division of Cardinal Health Inc.

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Abbott Spins Off its Hospital Products Group--and Then There Were None

Abbott's announced spin-off of its hospital supply business suggests once and for all that a key medical device model of the 1980s is now dead. At the same time, it creates an enormous company with significant resources.
Medical Device Strategy

AMO Puts a New Spin on Ophthalmic Devices

Once part of Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics was spun off when its parent company wanted to focus on pharmaceuticals. Executives of the new company believe that life as an independent medical device company gives it the freedom to operate and the focus it needs to thrive in the ophthalmic device market. In the spin-out, AMO got market-leading brands with an almost 40 year history, an ophthalmic sales force that has just about the longest continuity in the industry, and strong management with a track record more than two decades long. But with its new start, AMO also inherited a large debt load, a thin R&D pipeline, and products that serve markets with single-digit growth prospects. It's challenge:to create innovative new products in an industry where it can't hope to match, in terms of R&D spending and the cash it can spend on acquisitions, competitors three times its size. AMO's strategy is to become a specialty medical device company, serving largely ophthalmic surgeons, with a narrow focus on three segments; cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and eye care solutions. It argues that in ophthalmology, bigger isn't better, and that with a nimble corporate structure concentrating on a few hand-picked areas that build off of core strengths, its R&D and business development dollars will go far in helping it become an industry innovator.
Medical Device Strategy

On the Verge of a Deal for Dade Behring

A year ago, Dade Behring, the nation's sixth largest diagnostics company, was facing a huge debt and very angry debt holders. Now, the company seems close to a deal that would allow it to cut the debt in half (to about $750 million) and give debtholders full ownership of Dade Behring. The company would file a voluntary pre-packaged bankruptcy in federal court, which would also enable it to start trading securities on the public equities market. Nothing is finalized, but sources say the company is confident it will prevail. Meanwhile, its financial performance is picking up, with strong growth in all core product lines.
BioPharmaceutical Medical Device

Edwards' Winning Heart Valve Strategy

Edwards Lifesciences' strategy of divesting slow-growing businesses and focusing on the relatively underserved niche of late-stage (or what the company now calls advancing stage) cardiovascular disease appears to be paying off. Now the leader in the heart valve market, the company believes that the pressures cardiac surgeons are feeling, coupled with the introduction of devices like drug-eluting stents, might open up new opportunities as surgeons turn to other ways to add value to the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Medical Device Business Strategies
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Cardinal Health Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Ronald K Labrum, Group Pres.
    Richard C Adloff, SVP, Fin.
    Jennifer L Graham, SVP, Strategic Planning & Mktg. Research
  • Contact Info
  • Allegiance Corp.
    Phone: (847) 578-4405
    1430 Waukegan Rd.
    McGaw Park, IL 60085-6787