Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology company which develops and markets advanced medical devices that help healthcare professionals treat patients more effectively and patients get back to their normal lives faster. Our dedicated Global Business Units Orthopaedics, Endoscopy and Advanced Wound Management specialise in innovative, cost-effective products that meet pressing healthcare needs.
The company creates innovative products, whose performance has earned the trust of clinicians around the world. We are very proud that every day our products help improve people's lives.
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Smith & Nephew was founded in 1856. A leader in each of our three specialist markets, we now operate in 33 countries, employ over 8,000 people and generate annual sales of .25 billion. We stay ahead in our markets through substantial investment in our products, research and development and through our close, long-term relationships with customers.
Across the world, healthcare budgets are under pressure. Faster, more cost-effective treatment makes life easier for patients and healthcare providers. To achieve it, we apply our technical expertise and resources to continually develop new, leading-edge solutions.
With the help of our products and our support for healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses and surgeons can provide treatment more quickly and economically and with better results. Patients enjoy improved mobility or flexibility, recover from surgery quicker, find their conditions easier to manage and see an improved quality of life. These benefits are encapsulated in the ambition that shapes our entire business: Helping people regain their lives.