Founded in 1984, Spectranetics develops laser systems and
related disposable laser catheters used to treat patients with
cardiovascular disease. The company's products allow surgeons to
perform atherectomies, the removal of plaque from the arteries. The
company has an installed base of more than 850 laser systems
globally. Spectranetics also offers cardiac lead removal systems,
which assist in extracting abandoned or defective pacemaker leads
from the body.