AngioDynamics® history is best characterized by innovation and growth. Originally founded in Queensbury, N.Y., U.S., in 1988, AngioDynamics® has grown into a NASDAQ-listed public company with a global reach.
Queensbury was chosen due to its location in the heart of “Catheter Valley,” an area in New York’s Adirondack Region named for its long history of catheter and other medical device manufacturing. Today, the Company has made its presence apparent far beyond Upstate New York with 1,400 employees worldwide at facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. AngioDynamics is currently selling in more than 50 markets through direct sales and distributors.
Initially dedicated to the research and development of products used in interventional radiology, AngioDynamics began shipping product in the early 1990s. The Company soon became well established as a producer of diagnostic catheters for non-coronary angiography and thrombolytic delivery systems. In May 2004 the Company became publicly traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol ANGO.
Through acquisitions of companies such as RITA Medical Systems in January 2007, Oncobionic in May 2008, and the assets of Diomed in June 2008 and FlowMedica in January 2009, AngioDynamics now boasts a diverse product line that includes market-leading radiofrequency ablation and NanoKnife® systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, dialysis products, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products, embolization products, venous products and targeted renal therapy products.
Continuing its expansion, AngioDynamics opened a new headquarters in Albany, N.Y., in March 2010. Most recently, in May 2012, AngioDynamics acquired Navilyst Medical, bringing market-leading fluid management systems into its portfolio. The acquisition significantly expanded the Company’s scale, doubling its share of the vascular access market while building critical mass in the peripheral vascular market. A comprehensive look at the Company’s history can be found in the form of an interactive timeline of events at www.angiodynamics.com.