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Resurrecting Cordis

Executive Summary

Having built up a $500 million business with the only approved coronary stent on the US market, Johnson & Johnson's Cordis watched virtually all of it slip away to competitors who came to market with superior products. But now the company is back, with the introduction of a new line of stents, expansion into a broad line of cardio- and vascular products, and a head start in one of the most promising device areas: drug-coated stents. Cordis' goal: to be number one again.

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