MassDevice Q&A: John Abele, Part II

June 10, 2010 by Brad Perriello

Boston Scientific Corp. co-founder John Abele, in the second installment of a lengthy interview, on the early days with Peter Nicholas, his take on demands for increased transparency and his frustration with some of the company's recent low points.

MassDevice Q&A: John Abele, Part II

Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX) co-founder John Abele told us about the origins of the medical device giant in the first installment of a lengthy chat with MassDevice, detailing its start in the basement of a famed Czech mystic's lab in a Catholic church rectory.

In the second installment, Abele touches on how he and co-founder Peter Nicholas engineered the Boston Scientific's launch, how his involvement with the Natick, Mass.-based company evolved over the years and how being a "cheap son of a bitch" helped drive creativity and innovation in the early days.

Abele also gave us his take on the increased demand for transparency for the medical device industry's relationships with physicians and discussed his frustration with some of the company's low points in the years since his day-to-day involvement has waned.

MassDevice: How hard was it to walk away from the day-to-day operations of a company you helped found? How did you know it was time for you to pursue other endeavors?

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