AngioDynamics Inc was incorporated in 1988 in Delaware. The Company designs, manufactures and sells medical, surgical and diagnostic devices used by professional healthcare providers for vascular access, for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease and for use in oncology and surgical settings. The Company is organized in two segments: Vascular and Oncology/Surgery. The Oncology/Surgery Division includes Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and NanoKnife product lines. This division also includes the microwave ablation technology products obtained through the acquisition of Microsulis Medical Ltd. The Vascular division manages Fluid Management, Venous, AngioVac, Angiographic, PTA, Drainage, Thrombolytic, Micro Access Kits, Dialysis, PICC and Port product lines. The Company's product include the NAMIC Fluid Management portfolio. The NAMIC product line includes an extensive offering of manifolds, contrast management systems, closed fluid systems, guidewires, disposable transducers and interventional accessories. The devices are utilized together and allow clinicians to aspirate or inject contrast, saline, remove waste and monitor invasive blood pressures throughout the procedure. The venous products consist of our VenaCure EVLT laser system and Sotradecol. The AngioVac devices are for use with other manufacturer's off-the-shelf pump, filter, and reinfusion cannula, to facilitate venous drainage as part of a extracorporeal bypass procedure for up to six hours. Thrombolytic catheters are used to deliver thrombolytic agents, which are drugs that dissolve blood clots in hemodialysis access grafts, arteries, veins and surgical bypass grafts. The micro access sets provide interventional physicians a smaller introducer system for minimally-invasive procedures. Image-guided vascular access, or IGVA, involves the use of advanced imaging equipment to guide the placement of catheters that deliver primarily short-term drug therapies, such as chemotherapeutic agents and antibiotics, into the central venous system. Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) products use radiofrequency energy to provide a minimally invasive approach to ablating solid cancerous or benign tumors. The NanoKnife Ablation System is for the surgical ablation of soft tissue. The NanoKnife Ablation System utilizes low energy direct current electrical pulses to permanently open pores in target cell membranes. The treated tissue is then removed by the body's natural processes in a matter of weeks, mimicking natural cell death. The Acculis Microwave Tissue Ablation (MTA) System complements the full range of ablative technologies. The Company competes with Boston Scientific Corporation; Cook Medical; Cordis Corporation, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.; C.R. Bard; Medical Components, Inc., or Medcomp; Arrow International, a subsidiary of TeleFlex Medical; Smiths Medical, a subsidiary of Smiths Group PLC; Vascular Solutions; Covidien subsidiaries (Kendall, VNUS, EV3) and Merit Medical. The Company's sales and marketing efforts are engaged in interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, urologists and interventional and surgical oncologists. It has 5,000 interventional radiologists, 5,000 interventional cardiologists, 2,000 vascular surgeons, 9,000 urologists and 2,000 interventional and surgical oncologists in the United States. The Company has 450 patents and have approximately 285 patent applications pending in the United States and in certain other countries that relate to aspects of the technology used in many of our products. The products manufactured and marketed are subject to regulation by the FDA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, or FDCA, and, in some instances, state authorities and foreign governments.