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A Pioneer in Medical Technologies

Stryker Corporation is an American medical technology company listed on the NYSE. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the company's operations extend across the globe, serving customers in over 100 countries. Stryker was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker, an orthopedic surgeon from Michigan, the company has anchored its reputation on its range of medical devices. Stryker's products encompass a vast segment with everything from orthopedic implants to surgical instruments, and even hospital beds.

Building Upon Dr. Stryker’s Legacy

Dr. Homer Stryker's initial inventions, such as the mobile hospital bed and the turning frame, set the stage for the company's trajectory. Over the years, Stryker Corporation expanded its portfolio, venturing into various medical specialties, such as neurotechnology, spinal surgery, and endoscopy. Strategic acquisitions have played a crucial role in Stryker's growth and the company has absorbed various businesses within the industry, diversifying and expanding its portfolio. When looking at publicly traded peers to Stryker we find names like Medtronic and Abbott Laboratories as well as numerous divisions of massive international corporations such as GE.

Three Focus Areas

Stryker's products can be broadly categorized into three major sectors: Orthopedics, MedSurg, and Neurotechnology & Spine.

The Orthopedics division focuses on joint replacements, trauma and extremities, and other orthopedic surgeries. Products like hip and knee joint replacements and bone cement fall under this bracket.

MedSurg encompasses a wider spectrum. This category includes surgical equipment, navigation systems, patient-handling solutions, and emergency medical equipment. Noteworthy mentions include the power tools for precise bone surgeries and the 1588 AIM camera system for endoscopic surgeries.

The Neurotechnology & Spine department designs and manufactures equipment for the intricacies of neuro and spine surgeries. This division offers products like the Neuroform Atlas Stent System for brain aneurysm treatment and the LITe Decompression System for spine surgeries.

Dedicated Research and Development

Behind Stryker's extensive product portfolio lies its steadfast commitment to research and development. The company continually invests in R&D, ensuring its products not only meet but often exceed industry standards. This commitment to innovation is evident in the company's historically consistent rollout of advanced medical devices, many of which have been firsts in their respective fields.