The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - BUSINESS -

I trace my his­tory back to 1941, when an or­tho­pe­dic sur­geon founded me in or­der to pro­duce de­vices to bet­ter help his pa­tients. In the 1940s, I in­tro­duced turning frames to help safely turn pa­tients with back in­juries, and patented an os­cil­lat­ing saw that could re­move casts without harm­ing skin. I bought a robotic sur­gi­cal equip­ment com­pany in 2013. Today, based in Kala­ma­zoo, Michi­gan, with a mar­ket value re­cently near $80 bil­lion and more than 36,000 em­ploy­ees, I’m a global med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy gi­ant. I hold close to 8,000 patents, and I rake in more than $14 bil­lion an­nu­ally. Who am I? (An­swer: Stryker)

Want to In­vest? Email us at fool­[email protected], and we’ll send you some tips to start in­vest­ing. Sorry, we can’t pro­vide in­di­vid­ual fi­nan­cial ad­vice.

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