About St. Jude Medical
In 1976, they set out to build a better mechanical heart valve. Four decades later, they have grown into an industry leader with operations and customers around the world and diverse portfolios of disease-management solutions. Their history shows not only how they grew, but also how they continue to move forward.
They are inventors, driven by a passion for saving and improving lives through medical technology. Ever since a patient received their revolutionary first heart valve, a product that changed the industry and quickly became the gold standard, they have challenged the status quo. Through internal breakthroughs and strategic acquisitions, they build their product portfolios to transform disease management and meet their customers’ needs.
But their history is not just about thier innovations and acquisitions. It is also about their people:
- The engineers and designers committed to rigorous research to improve medical devices and create new solutions
- The sales teams, who communicate with their customers to learn what tools and approaches they need to more effectively manage diseases
- The physicians, who partner with them to pioneer new technologies and better their patients’ lives
- The leaders, who are nimble and forward-thinking while drawing on their varied experiences, and who believe that every person, idea and dollar is important
Today they are a global corporation with 18,000 employees in 40 countries, with that same entrepreneurial spirit inspiring all they do. With 40-year history of transforming patients’ lives, they are positioned more than ever as a leader dedicated to treating expensive epidemic diseases. St. Jude Medical is now acquired by Abbott.
With this acquisition, Abbott strengthens their global medical device leadership, offering more innovative solutions throughout the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes and neuromodulation. This is in addition to the global leadership positions they hold in diagnostics, nutrition and medicines.