Thoratec Corp.

Thoratec Corp.

Thoratec Corp.

Date Founded



6035 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton, CA, 94588, USA

Employees (Worldwide)

1,001 - 5,000


Medical Products & Equipment
Wholesale: Medical Supplies & Pharmaceuticals
Hospitals & Patient Services

Company Description

Thoratec is the world leader in mechanical circulatory support with the broadest product portfolio to treat the full range of clinical needs for patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The company's products include the HeartMate LVAS and Thoratec VAD, with more than 20,000 devices implanted in patients suffering from heart failure. Thoratec also manufactures and markets the CentriMag and PediMag / PediVAS product lines. Thoratec is headquartered in Pleasanton, California with facilities in Burlington, Massachusetts; Rancho Cordova and Sunnyvale California; Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK; and Zurich, Switzerland.

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Executives & Employees

Executive Director


Senior Director Information Technology

Senior Director

Market Executive

Regulatory Affairs Coordinator

Information Technology Director

Engineering Coordinator

Director of Advancement


Board of Directors

Senior Advisor at EW Healthcare Partners

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at C. R. Bard, Inc. (New Jersey)

Former Senior Vice President, Professional Services at University of Pennsylvania

Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer at SV Health Investors LLP

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Recent Transactions
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St. Jude Medical LLC purchases Thoratec Corp.

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Thoratec Corp., Thoratec Switzerland GmbH purchase Apica Cardiovascular Ltd. from Enterprise Ireland, Seroba Kernel Life Sciences Ltd., TriVentures Management Ltd.

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Thoratec Corp. purchases Terumo Corp. /Duraheart Business from Terumo Corp.

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Advised onSt. Jude Medical LLC purchases Thoratec Corp.


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Advised onSt. Jude Medical LLC purchases Thoratec Corp.

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Advised onThoratec Corp. purchases Levitronix Medical from Thoratec LLC

Advisors & Consultants
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Global Co-Chair, Private Equity Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Co-Chair, Capital Markets Practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Partner, Palo Alto at Cooley LLP

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Acorn Cardiovascular, Inc. provided medical devices. The firm's products were CorCap Cardiac Support Device is proprietary mesh wrap that is placed around the heart to provide gentle and permanent support. The company was founded in 1996 by Clif A. Alferness and was headquartered in St. Paul, MN.

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Terumo Corp. Hospitals & Patient Services | Tokyo, Jpn

Terumo Corp. engages in the manufacturing and sale of medical products and equipment. It operates through the following segments: Cardiac and Vascular Company, General Hospital Company, and Blood Management Company. The Cardiac and Vascular Company segment offers services and treatments including cardiac and vascular surgery and interventional therapies performed inside blood vessels. The General Hospital Company segment provides infusion and closed anticancer drug infusion systems, measuring devices system with communication functions, diabetes management, adhesion barrier, and peritoneal dialysis. The Blood Management Company segment offers a combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction. The company was founded by Shibasaburo Kitasato on September 17, 1921 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Abiomed, Inc. Medical Products & Equipment - Danvers, MA

ABIOMED, Inc. engages in the research, development, and sale of medical devices to assist or replace the pumping function of the failing heart. It distributes its products under the Impella brand. The company was founded by David M. Lederman in 1981 and is headquartered in Danvers, MA.

Medtronic Plc Medical Products & Equipment - Dublin, Irl

Medtronic Plc is a medical technology company, which engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of device-based medical therapies and services. It operates through the following segments: Cardiac and Vascular Group; Minimally Invasive Technologies Group; Restorative Therapies Group; and Diabetes Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group segment consist Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure, Coronary and Structural Heart, and Aortic and Peripheral Vascular divisions. The Minimally Invasive Technologies Group segment comprises Surgical Innovations and Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Renal divisions. The Restorative Therapies Group contains Spine, Brain, Specialty Therapies, and Pain Therapies divisions. The Diabetes Group segment focuses in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of products and services for the management of Type I and Type II diabetes. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Getinge AB Medical Products & Equipment - Gothenburg, Sweden

Getinge Infection Control (GETINGE) is one out of three business areas within Getinge AB, a publicly-listed, Swedish-based group of companies. The Getinge Infection Control business area consists of two divisions; Healthcare and Life Science. For the Healthcare sector, GETINGE provides solutions for infection control whereas for the Life Science sector, GETINGE is a key provider of solutions for contamination prevention. Worldwide, GETINGE ranks among the leading providers of disinfectors and sterilizers within the healthcare and life sciences segments. Since its foundation in 1904, Getinge Infection Control has stood for innovation and technological progress in the field of disinfection and sterilization. Together with the other two business areas, Extended Care (ARJOHUNTLEIGH) and Medical Systems (MAQUET), the entire Getinge Group focuses on state-of-the-art medical technology. The Getinge Infection Control organization is to be found all over the world, with 31 subsidiaries on six continents and over 230 distributors and partner companies in sales and service representing Getinge Infection Control

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