Laserscope Rank: 2 (2004 rank: N/A) Get quote:LSCP
CEO: Eric M. Reuter Address: 3070 Orchard Dr. San Jose, CA 95134 Phone: 408-943-0636 Website:http://www.laserscope.com Employees: 229
This maker of medical lasers and advanced fiber-optic devices saw its revenues increase 63% in 2004. The company's urological segment—which accounts for two-thirds of revenues—led the way with the success of a system for treating enlarged prostates. Sales of that product nearly tripled last year. Its beams can also be focused on cosmetic procedures such as spider-vein removal.
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