Covidien was an Irish-headquartered global health care products company and manufacturer of medical devices and supplies.
Covidien became an independent publicly traded company after being spun-off from Tyco International in 2007.
Though formed as Covidien in 2007, Covidien traces its roots to 1903 when Henry P. Kendall took over a small textile mill in Walpole, Massachusetts, United States, that produced cotton batts, carpet linings and absorbent cotton.
The company later developed health and hygienic products. A number of other medical device companies eventually came together with the Kendall Company to form the foundation for Covidien.
By the end of 2014, Covidien was operating in more than 150 countries globally, with 39,000+ employees in over 70 countries.
It was purchased by Medtronic in a transaction that closed in 2015. The now merged company is headquartered in Ireland, where Covidien was based.
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