Arthrocare Company Profile - Sep 08, 2011 by WrightReports

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   Arthrocare Corporation
                                                                                        440 Wheelers Farms Road
                                                                                        Milford, CT 06461 U.S.A.


  COMPANY PROFILE
  Figures in U.S. Dollars

                                 Wright Quality Rating:CANN                               Key Data

   ArthroCare Corporation (ArthroCare) is a medical device company, which develops,       Ticker:
   manufactures and markets surgical products, which are based on its patented            ARTC
   Coblation technology. The Company's business consists of two product areas:
   Sports Medicine, and Ear Nose and Throat (ENT). It also manufactures and sells         2010 Sales:
   products based on its technology for other procedures, such as certain spine
                                                                                          338,757,000
   procedures. It's Sports Medicine, ENT and Other products are marketed and sold
   through two principal geographic distribution channels: Americas (North and South
   America) and International (all other geographies). Many of its products are based     Major Industry:
   on Coblation technology, which uses bipolar radiofrequency energy to generate a        Drugs, Cosmetics & Health
   focused plasma field to remove and shape soft tissues, such as cartilage and           Care
   tendons. Its bipolar Coblation devices also include both an active and return
   electrode at the tip but and apply electrical energy in a conductive medium at the     Sub Industry:
   surgical site.                                                                         Medical, Surgical & Dental
                       Stock Chart                                Officers                Suppliers
                                                         President & Chief Executive
                                                              David F. Fitzgerald         Country:
                                                                                          United States
                                                              Senior Vice President &
                                                              Chief Financial Officer     Currency:
                                                                   Todd Newton
                                                                                          U.S. Dollars

                                                                                          Fiscal Year Ends:
                                                                                          December

                                                                                          Employees
                                                                                          1,407

                                                                                          Exchanges:
                                                                                          NAS

                                                                                          Share Type:
                                                                                          Common

             Stock Price (9/2/2011): 31.15
                                                                                          Market Capital
								
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