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Bard Peripheral Vascular

Where a tradition of vascular innovation spans decades of focusing on improving the quality of patients’ lives.

About Us

Bard markets its products and services worldwide to hospitals, individual health care professionals, extended care facilities, and alternate site facilities.

Bard pioneered the development of single-patient-use medical products for hospital procedures; today Bard is dedicated to pursuing technological innovations that offer superior clinical benefits while helping to reduce overall costs.

Bard’s core values of Quality, Integrity, Service, and Innovation represent our reality and our aspirations. These four values prepare us for the challenges ahead and guide our everyday activities and align us to our mission. They are central to how we behave and want to be viewed by our fellow co-workers, customers, shareholders and communities.

Mission

To advance the delivery of Healthcare by profitably developing, manufacturing and marketing value-driven products which meet the quality, integrity, service, and innovation expectations of our customers while providing opportunities for our employees. As a result, we will optimize shareholder value and be a respected worldwide health care company.

Values

As an organization, we have developed a set of core values that represent our reality and our aspirations. These four values prepare us for the challenges ahead and guide our everyday activities and align us to our mission. They are central to how we behave and want to be viewed by our fellow co-workers, customers, shareholders, and communities.

Quality, Integrity, Service, and Innovation represent our reality and our aspirations.

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Our Mission

To advance lives and the delivery of Healthcare by profitably developing, manufacturing and marketing value-driven products which meet the quality, integrity, service, and innovation expectations of our customers while providing opportunities for our employees.  As a result, we will optimize shareholder value and be a respected worldwide health care company.

A Long History of Technological Innovation

1950s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
First arterial prosthesis developed by Bard

1954

Introduced:
First arterial prosthesis developed by Bard
 

First arterial prosthesis developed by Bard

1954

Established

 

Impra® Vascular Grafts – First commercially available ePTFE graft

1975

Introduced:
Impra® Vascular Grafts – First commercially available ePTFE graft
 

First tapered graft

1975

Introduced:
First tapered graft
 

First stepped graft

1975

Introduced:
First stepped graft
 

IMPRA® FLEX™ Vascular Grafts – First externally supported graft.

1980

Introduced:
IMPRA® FLEX™ Vascular Grafts – First externally supported graft.

 

CENTERFLEX™ Grafts for AV Access – first small beading graft.

1985

CENTERFLEX™ Grafts for AV Access – first small beading graft.

​Impra® Carboflo® Vascular Grafts

1994

Introduced:
​Impra® Carboflo® Vascular Grafts – First and only carbon-impregnated graft for arterial bypass and reconstruction.

VENAFLO® Vascular Grafts

1998

Introduced:
VENAFLO® Vascular Grafts – First “cuffed” graft for AV Access and first
 

DISTAFLO® Bypass Grafts

1999

Introduced:
DISTAFLO® Bypass Grafts – the first “cuffed” graft for below knee bypass and reconstruction.

CONQUEST® PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

2002

Introduced:
CONQUEST® PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

 

DISTAFLO® Bypass Graft with Small Cuff

2003

Introduced:
DISTAFLO® Bypass Graft with Small Cuff
 

RECOVERY CONE® Removal Systems

2003

Introduced:
RECOVERY CONE® Removal Systems

ATLAS® PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

2004

Introduced:
ATLAS® PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

AV Sheath Tunneler Sets

2005

Introduced:
AV Sheath Tunneler Sets

DYNAFLO® Bypass Grafts

2005

Introduced:
DYNAFLO® Bypass Grafts

VENAFLO® II Vascular Grafts

2005

INTRODUCED:
VENAFLO® II Vascular Grafts

 

DORADO® PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

2007

Introduced:
DORADO® PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

FLAIR® Endovascular Stent Grafts

2008

Introduced:
FLAIR® Endovascular Stent Grafts

E-LUMINEXX® Vascular Stents

2008

Introduced:
E-LUMINEXX® Vascular Stents

LIFESTENT® Vascular and LIFESTENT® XL Vascular Stent Systems

2009

Introduced:
LIFESTENT® Vascular and LIFESTENT® XL Vascular Stent Systems

VASCUTRAK® PTA Dilatation Catheters

2009

Introduced:
VASCUTRAK® PTA Dilatation Catheters

DISTAFLO® Mini-Cuff Bypass Grafts

2009

Introduced:
DISTAFLO® Mini-Cuff Bypass Grafts

ULTRAVERSE® .014 & .018 PTA Dilatation Catheters

2010

Introduced:
ULTRAVERSE® .014 & .018 PTA Dilatation Catheters

CROSSER® CTO Recanalization System

2010

Introduced:
CROSSER® CTO Recanalization System

LIFESTAR® Vascular and Biliary Stent System

2011

Introduced:
LIFESTAR® Vascular and Biliary Stent System

SEEKER® Crossing Support Catheters

2011

Introduced:
SEEKER® Crossing Support Catheters

LIFESTAR™ Vascular Stent Systems 

2011

Introduced:
LIFESTAR™ Vascular Stent Systems 

LIFESTAR™ Vascular Stent Systems 

2011

Introduced:
LIFESTENT® SOLO™ Vascular Stent Systems

POWERPORT® CLEARVUE® ISP Implantable Port

2012

Introduced:
POWERPORT® CLEARVUE® ISP Implantable Port

ATLAS® GOLD PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

2012

Introduced:
ATLAS® GOLD PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

CONQUEST®40 PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

2012

Introduced:
CONQUEST®40 PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

POWERPORT® CLEARVUE ® Implantable Ports

2012

Introduced:
POWERPORT® CLEARVUE ® Implantable Ports

TRUE DILATATION™ Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty Catheter

2013

Introduced:
TRUE® DILATATION™ Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty Catheter

GLIDEPATH™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheters

2013

Introduced:
GLIDEPATH™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheters 

POWERPORT® CLEARVUE® Slim Implantable Port

2013

Introduced:
POWERPORT® CLEARVUE® Slim Implantable Port

USHER® Support Catheters

2013

Introduced:
USHER® Support Catheters

SIDEKICK® Support Catheters

2013

Introduced:
SIDEKICK® Support Catheters

GLIDEPATH™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheters

2013

Introduced:
GLIDEPATH™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheters

RELIANCE XK™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheters

2013

Introduced:
RELIANCE XK™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheters

VIDA™ PTV Balloon Dilatation Catheters

2013

Introduced:
VIDA™ PTV Balloon Dilatation Catheters

DENALI® Filter Systems

2013

Introduced:
DENALI® Filter Systems

ULTRAVERSE RX® PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

2013

Introduced:
ULTRAVERSE RX® PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters

BARD SNARE® Filter Retrieval Kits

2013

Introduced:
BARD SNARE® Filter Retrieval Kits

FLUENCY® PLUS Endovascular Stent Graft

2014

Introduced:
FLUENCY® PLUS Endovascular Stent Graft

LUTONIX® 035 Drug Coated Balloon Catheter

2014

Introduced:
LUTONIX® 035 Drug Coated Balloon Catheter received FDA approval 

TRUE™ FLOW VALVULOPLASTY PERFUSION CATHETER

2016

TRUE™ FLOW VALVULOPLASTY PERFUSION CATHETER

 

QUANTAFLO™ Peripheral Arterial Disease Test

2016

QUANTAFLO™ Peripheral Arterial Disease Test