Advancing Lives and the Delivery of Health Care. For more than 100 years, C. R. Bard, Inc. has been developing innovative medical devices that meet the needs of healthcare professionals and patients. From a one man shop in 1907 to a global leader in the medical device industry they are committed to enhancing the lives of people around the world. BARD has four divisions and more than 15,000 products in the disease areas of Vascular, Urology, Oncology, and Surgical Specialty. Their products range from devices that treat hernias, to stents that prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs, catheters that reduce hospital-acquired infections, thermoregulatory devices designed to monitor and control a patient’s temperature, and ports that delivery chemotherapy reducing frequent needle sticks for children and adults.