C. R. Bard, Inc. (Bard) is engaged in the design, manufacture, packaging, distribution and sale of medical, surgical, diagnostic and patient care devices. The Company sells a range of products to hospitals, individual healthcare professionals, extended care facilities and alternate site facilities on a global basis. The Company participates in the markets for vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products. Its vascular products cover a range of minimally invasive devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and heart arrhythmias. Bard’s urology products include basic drainage products, continence products and urological specialty products. Its oncology products cover a range of devices used in the treatment and management of various cancers and other diseases and disorders. Bard has a line of products for inguinal (groin) hernias, including the Perfix Plug and three dimensional Max product lines.