Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Angiotech) is a Canada-based global medical device company. The Company develops and markets technologies and medical products primarily for local diseases or for complications associated with medical device implants, surgical interventions and acute injury. Angiotech has a subsidiary, Surgical Specialties Corporation (Surgical Specialties), which develops and manufactures surgical instruments for its own brands (Quill knotless tissue closure device, SSC Surgical Suture, Look brand sutures, Sharpoint / SSC Microsurgical Knives, BioSentry). Surgical Specialties is an original equipment manufacturer for medical device companies in the United States and other parts in the world. It has partnerships within dental, ophthalmic, plastic surgery, dermatology, orthopedics, urology, microsurgery, veterinary and trauma specialties areas. Surgical Specialties provides customized surgical device solutions.