Valleylab Medical Device Company Intelligence Report

Date: July 22, 2007
Pages: 30
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Publisher: Espicom Business Intelligence
Report type: Strategic Report
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Valleylab Medical Device Company Intelligence Report
Valleylab, based in Boulder, Colorado, USA, is a market leader in the manufacture of advanced energy-based medical systems, including a complete line of electrosurgical generators, accessories and disposable products, a vessel sealing system, patient return electrodes, argon-enhanced electrosurgery systems, laparoscopic instruments and ablation systems.

The company has been a leader in electrosurgery systems for over 40 years. Currently, its key products include the recently-introduced ForceTriad tissue fusing and electrosurgery system, the LigaSure Vessel Sealing System and the Cool-tip Radiofrequency Ablation System. The company also gained new microwave ablation technology through its July 2005 acquisition of Vivant Medical, with microwave ablation products scheduled to be launched in 2008.

Valleylab is part of Covidien, a new independent, publicly-traded company which was previously Tyco International’s Healthcare division. Valleylab had been a Tyco Healthcare company since October 1998. It now comprises Covidien’s Energy-Based Devices operations which are part of the company’s Medical Devices segment.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

OVERVIEW

Recent Key Events
Fig.1: Energy-Based Devices Sales (US$ million)
Operating Results - Covidien’s Energy-Based Devices Division

STRATEGIC FOCUS

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO AND R&D

New Product Approvals, 2006-2007
Fig.2: Energy-Based Devices’ Sales by Product, 2006*
Fig.3: Colon/GI Market, 2006-2010 (US$ million)*
Fig.4: Gynaecology Market, 2006-2010 (US$ million)*

ELECTROSURGERY

Fig.5: Electrosurgery Market Shares, 2006*
ForceTriad System
Electrosurgical Generators
Force EZ
Force FX
SurgiStat II
Electrosurgical Accessories
Electrosurgical Pencils
G3000 Electrosurgical Device
Electrodes and Extensions
Patient Return Electrodes
Single-Use LLETZ Electrodes and Loops
Single-use Arthroscopic Electrodes
Edge Coated Electrodes
Electrosurgical Forceps
Suction Coagulators
Electrosurgical Cords
Laparoscopic Instruments
Argon-Enhanced Electrosurgery Products
Force Argon II System
ArgonPlus Handset and Electrodes
Smoke Evacuation Systems
AccuVac Smoke Evacuation Attachment
OptiMumm Smoke Evacuator

VESSEL SEALING AND DISSECTION

Fig.6: Vessel Sealing & Dissection Market Shares, 2006*
LigaSure Vessel Sealing System

ABLATION PRODUCTS

Fig.7: Ablation Market Shares, 2006*
Cool-tip RF Ablation System
RF Pain Management
RFG-3C Plus Lesion Generator
discTRODE RF Catheter Electrode System
RF Neurotomy and Pulsed RF Products
Straight Electrodes and Cannulae
RFK Curved Cannulae System
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

VivaWave Microwave Ablation System

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

APPENDICES

APPENDIX 1 - KEY CORPORATE EVENTS

APPENDIX 2 - MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Vivant Medical

APPENDIX 3 - AGREEMENTS

I.C. Medical

INDEX OF TABLES

Recent Key Events
New Product Approvals, 2006-2007

INDEX OF CHARTS

Fig.1: Energy-Based Devices Sales (US$ million)
Fig.2: Energy-Based Devices’ Sales by Product, 2006*
Fig.3: Colon/GI Market, 2006-2010 (US$ million)*
Fig.4: Gynaecology Market, 2006-2010 (US$ million)*
Fig.5: Electrosurgery Market Shares, 2006*
Fig.6: Vessel Sealing & Dissection Market Shares, 2006*
Fig.7: Ablation Market Shares, 2006*
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