Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

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One Edwards Way Irvine CA 92614

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Employees (Worldwide)



Medical Products & Equipment
Medical Support Services
Hospitals & Patient Services

Company Description

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. engages in the patient-focused medical innovations for heart disease and critical care monitoring. Its products are categorized into three areas: Transcatheter Heart Valves, Surgical Structural Heart and Critical Care. The Transcatheter Heart Valves portfolio includes technologies designed to treat heart valve disease using catheter-based approaches as opposed to open surgical techniques. Its portfolio includes technologies designed for nonsurgical replacement of heart valves. The Surgical Structural Heart portfolio includes tissue heart valves and heart valve repair products for the surgical replacement or repair of a patient's heart valve. The Critical Care portfolio products through hemodynamic monitoring system measures a patient's heart function and fluid status in surgical and intensive care settings. The company was founded by Miles Lowell Edwards in 1958 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

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Corporate Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Corporate Vice President, General Counsel

Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology Chief Scientific Officer

Vice President, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer

Corporate Vice President, Japan, Asia & Pacific

Corporate Vice President, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Vice President-Strategy & Corporate Development

Corporate Vice President, Quality, Regulatory, Clinical

Corporate Vice President, Public Affairs

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Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

Former President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer & Director at ResMed, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Stanford University Medical Center

Managing Director & Director at SPR Therapeutics, Inc.

Former Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at Textron, Inc.

Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer at SV Health Investors LLP

President at Ingram Micro Asia Holdings, Inc.

President at Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Secretary at Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

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Edwards Lifesciences Corp. purchases CAS Medical Systems Inc.

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Edwards Lifesciences Corp. purchases Mitralign, Inc. from Oxford Bioscience Partners, Giza Venture Capital, Orchestra Medical Ventures LLC, Triathlon Medical Venture Partners LLC, Forbion Capital Partners Management Holding BV, Palisade Capital Management (Private Equity)

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Edwards Lifesciences Corp., Edwards Lifesciences AG purchase ICU Medical Inc /Dominican Republic Manufacturing Facility from ICU Medical, Inc.

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Advised onBaxter International, Inc. purchases Edwards Lifesciences Corp. /Renal Replacement Therapy Bus from Edwards Lifesciences Corp.

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Advised onEdwards Lifesciences Corp. purchases Harpoon Medical, Inc. from The Maryland Venture, Epidarex Capital Partners LLC

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Advised onEdwards Lifesciences Corp. purchases Valtech Cardio Ltd. from NGN Capital LLC, GlenRock Israel Ltd., Peregrine Ventures Management Ltd., Incentive Incubator Ltd.

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