Covidien is one of the leading companies in the world that develops and manufactures health care products for use in clinical and home settings. The company serves several hospital and medical facilities. It specializes in contrast media, pulse oximetry, electrosurgery, surgical stapling and laparoscopic instrumentation. Covidien manufactures, distributes and services a range of medical devices and supplies and pharmaceutical products. With annual revenues of more than 2008 $10 billion, Covidien works with a team of over 41,000 staff members in nearly worldwide in 60 countries. The company s products are sold in approximately 140 countries. It operates Covidien International Finance, Applied Medical Resources Corporation and Mallinckrodt. Covidien provides products under the brand names of Autosuture, Devon, Kendall, Mallinckrodt, Nellcor, Puritan Bennett, Syneture and Valleylab.