Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific placed fifth on the list of 100, while Abbott Park, Ill.-based Abbott came in at No. 12. The two were the only companies listed from the medtech industry, while healthcare analytics company Aetion was included at No. 10 and a number of pharmaceutical companies featured as well.
Over 850 companies applied across more than 24 countries around the world for a slot in the innovative workplace rankings, according to the outlet.
Fast Company said in its synopsis on Boston Scientific that the company launched 87 new products last year, including its EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope designed for use in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures, which became the first single-use duodenoscope on the market.
Abbott was described by the outlet as a company that invests in educational programs for employees at all levels, including STEM internships for students from underrepresented backgrounds.
“We empower our employees to be innovative across all divisions and levels of Abbott, spanning from labs to offices to production facilities,” Abbott executive VP of human resources Mary Moreland said in a news release. “This is necessary to ensure our health technologies adapt to ever-changing conditions and remain relevant to the people around the world who rely on us not just today, but for years to come.”