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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.23
ABT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. ABT: 1.23 )
ABT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.23
Current: 1.23

0.05
1.23
Equity to Asset 0.59
ABT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ABT: 0.59 )
ABT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.59

0.37
0.59
Interest Coverage 16.75
ABT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 88.77 vs. ABT: 16.75 )
ABT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.91   Max: 43.12
Current: 16.75

4.91
43.12
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.69
M-Score: -2.84
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.03
ABT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 9.34 vs. ABT: 12.03 )
ABT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.81   Max: 24.91
Current: 12.03

8.81
24.91
Net-margin (%) 11.79
ABT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. ABT: 11.79 )
ABT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.64   Max: 27.74
Current: 11.79

7.64
27.74
ROE (%) 10.23
ABT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. ABT: 10.23 )
ABT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 10.23   Max: 41.59
Current: 10.23

10.23
41.59
ROA (%) 6.00
ABT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. ABT: 6.00 )
ABT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.75   Max: 18.23
Current: 6

4.75
18.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.52
ABT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 vs. ABT: 24.52 )
ABT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 14.22   Max: 55.16
Current: 24.52

14.22
55.16
Revenue Growth (%) -15.00
ABT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. ABT: -15.00 )
ABT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15   Max: 13.7
Current: -15

-15
13.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -21.20
ABT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ABT: -21.20 )
ABT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30   Max: 31.5
Current: -21.2

-30
31.5
EPS Growth (%) -20.40
ABT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. ABT: -20.40 )
ABT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -54   Max: 48.8
Current: -20.4

-54
48.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

ABT Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 282,832 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 17,586,829 sh (+21.41%)
Bill Frels 324,840 sh (+10.35%)
Mario Gabelli 85,596 sh (+1.64%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,825,547 sh (+1.21%)
Westport Asset Management 180,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 129,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 36,003 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 234,300 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 80,490 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Buckingham 81,905 sh (-0.13%)
Mason Hawkins 14,418,305 sh (-0.94%)
Tom Russo 86,303 sh (-1.59%)
Dodge & Cox 37,230 sh (-1.68%)
Richard Pzena 4,322,041 sh (-2.54%)
Ken Fisher 10,685 sh (-7.31%)
Pioneer Investments 2,052,179 sh (-7.6%)
George Soros 1,034,252 sh (-9.34%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,877,757 sh (-10%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 7,591,400 sh (-18.79%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 35,655 sh (-84.16%)
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Q3 2013

ABT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 118,700 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 6,449,283 sh (+49.22%)
PRIMECAP Management 16,188,865 sh (+36.9%)
Robert Olstein 145,000 sh (+12.4%)
Westport Asset Management 200,000 sh (+11.11%)
Mario Gabelli 93,801 sh (+9.59%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,082,184 sh (+7.1%)
Bill Frels 338,861 sh (+4.32%)
John Buckingham 85,400 sh (+4.27%)
Murray Stahl 36,738 sh (+2.04%)
George Soros 1,054,252 sh (+1.93%)
Tom Russo 86,503 sh (+0.23%)
Robert Bruce 234,300 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 80,490 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 7,591,400 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 36,930 sh (-0.81%)
Pioneer Investments 2,028,687 sh (-1.14%)
Mason Hawkins 13,727,856 sh (-4.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 16,030,229 sh (-8.85%)
Ken Fisher 8,439 sh (-21.02%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 21,453 sh (-39.83%)
Steven Cohen 60,718 sh (-78.53%)
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Q4 2013

ABT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 6,100 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 3,250,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 871,800 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 197,183 sh (+110.21%)
Robert Olstein 179,000 sh (+23.45%)
Pioneer Investments 2,154,486 sh (+6.2%)
Bill Frels 351,373 sh (+3.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 16,154,651 sh (+0.78%)
John Buckingham 85,845 sh (+0.52%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,088,381 sh (+0.2%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 7,591,400 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 200,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 80,490 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 36,930 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 86,503 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 16,135,908 sh (-0.33%)
Richard Pzena 6,426,564 sh (-0.35%)
Mason Hawkins 13,445,344 sh (-2.06%)
Robert Bruce 229,300 sh (-2.13%)
Murray Stahl 34,603 sh (-5.81%)
George Soros 970,181 sh (-7.97%)
Ken Fisher 7,645 sh (-9.41%)
Steven Cohen 5,622 sh (-90.74%)
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Q1 2014

ABT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Fisher 8,746 sh (+14.4%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ABT

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 New Buy2.1%$33.01 - $38.71 $ 38.65%3250000
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$33.01 - $38.71 $ 38.65%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 110.21%0.02%$33.01 - $38.71 $ 38.65%197183
PRIMECAP Management 2013-09-30 Add 36.9%0.19%$32.93 - $36.88 $ 38.610%16188865
Mason Hawkins 2013-09-30 Reduce -4.79%0.12%$32.93 - $36.88 $ 38.610%13727856
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$32.93 - $36.88 $ 38.610%118700
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.52%$34.88 - $38.56 $ 38.65%0
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-06-30 Reduce -18.79%0.24%$34.88 - $38.56 $ 38.65%7591400
Daniel Loeb 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1.1%$31.34 - $35.32 $ 38.614%0
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Add 58.55%0.23%$31.34 - $35.32 $ 38.614%11683747
George Soros 2013-03-31 Add 93.84%0.23%$31.34 - $35.32 $ 38.614%1140752
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$31.34 - $35.32 $ 38.614%0
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$31.34 - $35.32 $ 38.614%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 40.97%0.01%$31.34 - $35.32 $ 38.614%84215
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Guru Investment Theses on Abbott Laboratories

Lountzis Asset Management Comments on Abbott Laboratories - Mar 21, 2014

ABBOTT LABORATORIES (ABT) is a leading diversified healthcare company operating in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, nutritionals and medical products.



On January 1, 2013, Abbott consummated the separation of its research based pharmaceuticals business and distributed 100% of the outstanding shares of common stock of AbbVie to the holders of record of Abbott common shares that were issued and outstanding on December 12, 2012. Each Abbot shareholder received one share of AbbVie common stock for every share of Abbot common stock held. The Abbott shareholder also received cash in lieu of any fractional share of AbbVie common stock resulting from the distribution.



Abbott common shares now trade under ticker symbol "ABT" and shares of AbbVie common stock trade under ticker symbol "ABBV". The new Abbott is a diversified global healthcare company with several leading franchises. In 2012, the company generated sales of $21.5 billion from these four diverse business units: nutritionals 30%, medical products 25%, established pharmaceuticals 24% and diagnostics 20%.



Abbott has leading market share positions in several businesses including the number one market share in:



1. Worldwide Adult Nutrition and U.S. Pediatric Nutrition



2. Amino Acid Immunoassay Diagnostics and Blood Screening



3. Drug Eluting Stents and for



4. Lasik



Furthermore, Abbott, in addition to a broad portfolio of products and services, is geographically diverse with 29% of sales in the U.S., 30% in other developed markets and 40% in the more rapidly growing emerging markets. The current Chairman and CEO, Miles D. White, will continue in these positions for the new Abbott, focused upon several initiatives including expanding the company’s products into new geographic markets, developing new technologies and focusing on accelerating margin expansion and improving free cash flow.



The new Abbott generated 2013 revenue through its four segments of $21.9 billion with earnings per share of $2.01. We continue to hold the new Abbott and believe its product and geographic diversity, combined with its leadership positions in several areas, will enable the company to continue to grow and prosper.



From Lountzis Asset Management 2013 Annual Letter



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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Abbott Laboratories - Jan 15, 2014

Drug manufacturer Abbott Laboratories (ABT) reported revenue growth that was below expectations due to its exposure to the slower growth economies in Europe and the emerging markets. Despite the recent weakness, Abbott is a high-quality company with shares that we believe to be attractively priced. In addition, its management team has a strong record of investing capital prudently.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Large Cap Fund third quarter 2013 commentary.

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Lountzis Asset Management Comments on Abbott Laboratories
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (ABT) is a leading diversified healthcare company operating in the following areas: pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, nutritionals and medical products. Read more...
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Abbott Laboratories
Drug manufacturer Abbott Laboratories (ABT) reported revenue growth that was below expectations due to its exposure to the slower growth economies in Europe and the emerging markets. Despite the recent weakness, Abbott is a high-quality company with shares that we believe to be attractively priced. In addition, its management team has a strong record of investing capital prudently. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 23.70
ABT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. ABT: 23.70 )
ABT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.76   Max: 28.46
Current: 23.7

5.76
28.46
P/B 2.37
ABT's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. ABT: 2.37 )
ABT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 3.06
Current: 2.37

1.39
3.06
P/S 2.78
ABT's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. ABT: 2.78 )
ABT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.85
Current: 2.78

0.96
2.85
PFCF 27.77
ABT's PFCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 24.86 vs. ABT: 27.77 )
ABT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 30.6
Current: 27.77

4.38
30.6
EV-to-EBIT 22.07
ABT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 19.45 vs. ABT: 22.07 )
ABT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 32.3
Current: 22.07

6.7
32.3
PEG 2.80
ABT's PEG is ranked higher than
62% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. ABT: 2.80 )
ABT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 430.67
Current: 2.8

0.41
430.67
Shiller P/E 12.10
ABT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 25.59 vs. ABT: 12.10 )
ABT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.18   Max: 15.05
Current: 12.1

8.18
15.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.90
ABT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. ABT: 1.90 )
ABT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 7.9
Current: 1.9

1.42
7.9
Dividend Payout 0.35
ABT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
56% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. ABT: 0.35 )
ABT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.35

0.35
1.04
Dividend growth (3y) -31.20
ABT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
59% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ABT: -31.20 )
ABT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -31.2   Max: 12.6
Current: -31.2

-31.2
12.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.73
ABT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. ABT: 0.73 )
ABT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.06
Current: 0.73

0.55
3.06
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
ABT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. ABT: -0.40 )
ABT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1   Max: -0.8
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 6.17
ABT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. ABT: 6.17 )
ABT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.93   Max: 21.99
Current: 6.17

2.93
21.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.77
ABT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ABT: 0.77 )
ABT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.52
Current: 0.77

0.38
1.52
Price/Median PS Value 1.75
ABT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ABT: 1.75 )
ABT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.74
Current: 1.75

0.64
1.74
Price/Graham Number 2.62
ABT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
53% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ABT: 2.62 )
ABT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 8.9
Current: 2.62

1.01
8.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
ABT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. ABT: 4.50 )
ABT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 15
Current: 4.5

3.1
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -13.24
ABT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ABT: -13.24 )
ABT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.6   Max: 31.8
Current: -13.24

-11.6
31.8

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers - Major
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Traded in other countries:ABT.UK, ABT.Switzerland, ABL.Germany
Abbott Laboratories is an Illinois corporation, incorporated in 1900. The Company discovers, develops, manufactures and sells a broad and diversified line of health care products. It has five reportable revenue segments, Proprietary Pharmaceutical Products, Established Pharmaceutical Products, Diagnostic Products, Nutritional Products, and Vascular Products. Proprietary Pharmaceutical Products include Humira, for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and Crohn's disease; TriCor, Trilipix, Simcor, and Niaspan, for the treatment of dyslipidemia; Kaletra, also marketed as Aluvia, and Norvir, protease inhibitors for the treatment of HIV infection. Established Pharmaceutical Products include Creon, for the treatment of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency associated with several underlying conditions, including cystic fibrosis and chronic pancreatitis; Influvac, an influenza vaccine available during flu season; Serc, for the treatment of Ménière's disease and vestibular vertigo; Brufen, for the treatment of pain, fever and inflammation. Diagnostic Products include immunoassay and clinical chemistry systems, including ARCHITECT and ABBOTT PRISM; the m2000, an instrument that automates the extraction, purification, and preparation of DNA and RNA from patient samples, and detects and measures infectious agents including HIV, HBV, HCV, HPV, and CT/NG; the Vysis product line of genomic-based tests, including the PathVysion HER-2 DNA probe kit; the UroVysion bladder cancer recurrence kit; and the Vysis ALK Break Apart FISH Probe Kit, the only FDA-approved companion diagnostic to Pfizer's approved non-small-cell lung cancer therapy XALKORI. Nutritional Products include various forms of prepared infant formula and follow-on formula, including SimilacAdvance, Similac Advance with EarlyShield, Similac, Similac with Iron, Similac Sensitive, Similac Sensitive RS, Similac Go&Grow, Similac NeoSure, Similac Organic, Similac Special Care, Similac Total Comfort, Isomil Advance, Isomil, Alimentum, Gain, and Grow; adult and other pediatric nutritional products, including Ensure, Ensure Plus, Ensure Muscle Health, Ensure (with Nutrivigor), Glucerna, Glucerna Hunger Smart, PediaSure, PediaSure Sidekicks, EleCare, Juven, Abound, and Pedialyte; nutritional products used in enteral feeding in health care institutions, including Jevity, Glucerna 1.2 Cal, Glucerna 1.5 Cal, Osmolite, Oxepa, Freego (Enteral Pump) and Freego sets, and Nepro; and Zone Perfect bars and the EAS family of nutritional brands, including Myoplex and AdvantEdge. Vascular Products include, Xience Xpedition, Xience Prime, Xience nano, and Xience V, drug-eluting stent systems developed on the Multi-Link Vision platform; Multi-Link 8, Multi-Link Vision and Multi-Link Mini Vision, coronary metallic stents; TREK and Voyager, balloon dilatation products; Absorb, a drug-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold.

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