Medical Products

Abbott Laboratories: Transforming Businesses Through Partnerships

 

Supported by our strong commitment to science and the resources necessary for true innovation, Abbott has leading products and novel R&D capabilities focused on unmet medical needs. Our products include laboratory and molecular diagnostics for detecting and monitoring a wide variety of medical conditions; glucose monitoring for patients with diabetes; vascular devices such as coronary, carotid stents and vision correction technologies.

Our broad offering of medical and surgical devices focuses on minimally invasive, fast and accurate treatment options that offer short recovery times and ultimately improve patient care. Abbott's vascular business is a leader in cardiovascular medicine thanks to our acquisition of Guidant Corporation's vascular intervention and endovascular solutions businesses.

Abbott is an emerging leader in molecular diagnostics, one of the most promising new areas of medicine. By analyzing DNA, RNA and proteins at the molecular level, our leading-edge science and technologies are helping physicians diagnose disease faster, select appropriate therapies and monitor disease progression. Abbott's molecular diagnostics business has gained access to significant discovery resources with the acquisition of Vysis and the long-term, strategic alliance formed with Celera.

We've made key acquisitions that have resulted in market-leading products, and we've acquired outstanding technologies for the future, such as bioresorbable stents and continuous glucose monitoring.

Our partners have helped us support the following areas of Abbott's medical business:

Vascular Devices

Technology and/or products:

Resulting from a successful partnership with the following:

Vascular closure device

Perclose, Inc.

Carotid stent system

MedNova

Vascular devices

JOMED

Vascular closure device

Integrated Vascular Solutions, Inc.

Coronary and peripheral interventional products

Guidant

Coronary guidewires

ASAHI INTECC Co., Ltd.

Molecular Diagnostics and Diabetes Care

Acquired technology and/or products:

Resulting from a successful partnership with the following:

Blood glucose self-monitoring system

TheraSense

Genomic technology

Celera Diagnostics

Genomic technology

Vysis, Inc.

Infectious disease technology

Ibis Biosciences, Inc.

Vision Care

Acquired technology and/or products:

Resulting from a successful partnership with the following:

Corneal, refractive and cataract products

Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.