B. Braun Medical is one of the leading providers of healthcare products and services in the United States. It operates offices in more than 50 countries and employs over 27,000 employees in nearly 40 subsidiaries. The company maintains a hospital that focuses on infusion therapy, clinical nutrition, dialysis, wound care, surgical instruments, sterilization and hygiene. The hospital also operates technical, purchasing, community support and outpatient departments, as well as has intensive care units and a sterile services center. Established in 1839 as a small-town pharmacy, B. Braun Medical offers parental and disease-specific nutrition solutions and pain control and critical care products. It supports a clinical analysis program that provides the assessment and analysis of the utilization and application of selected products and procedures. Headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., the company offers sutures, disposable syringes, flexible indwelling cannulas, and electrolyte and surgical instruments.