C. R. Bard, Inc. (Bard) is engaged in the design, manufacture, packaging, distribution and sale of medical, surgical, diagnostic and patient care devices. The Company sells a range of products to hospitals, individual healthcare professionals, extended care facilities and alternate site facilities on a global basis. The Company participates in the markets for vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products. Its vascular products cover a range of minimally invasive devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and heart arrhythmias. Bard�s urology products include basic drainage products, continence products and urological specialty products. Its oncology products cover a range of devices used in the treatment and management of various cancers and other diseases and disorders. Bard has a line of products for inguinal (groin) hernias, including the Perfix Plug and three dimensional Max product lines.