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History of C. R. Bard. Inc.

“The history of Bard is a history of innovations, innovations that are designed to save lives, help reduce costs, and simplify procedures, one patient at a time.”
- John DeFord, Ph.D., Senior Vice President,

Science, Technology & Clinical Affairs, C. R. Bard, Inc.
Charles Russell Bard began our company with a blend of curiosity and salesmanship that has been behind every major development in our history, from the Foley catheter to the angioplasty balloon to the devices used in some of today’s cancer treatments. See 100 years of healthcare history in our interactive timeline

Power of the Past, Force of the Future

Watch our video history for an exciting look at the first century of Bard.
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