730 Central Ave.
Murray Hill, NJ, 07974 United States
S&P 500 (March 31, 2013)
#707 in FORTUNE 1000 (May 2012)
C. R. Bard is no upstart in the world of medical devices. The company has been in the business for more than a century and introduced the Foley urological catheter (still one of its top sellers) in 1934. Its products fall into four general therapeutic categories: vascular, oncology, urology, and surgical specialties. Among other things, the company makes stents, catheters, and guidewires used in angioplasties and other vascular procedures; catheters for delivering chemotherapy treatments; and urology catheters and products used to treat urinary incontinence. Its line of specialty surgical tools, made by subsidiary