| Baxter International, through its subsidiaries, provides a portfolio of healthcare products, including acute and chronic dialysis therapies; sterile intravenous solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition therapies; inhaled anesthetics; generic injectable pharmaceuticals; and surgical hemostat and sealant products. These products are used by hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctors' offices and patients at home under physician supervision. Co. manages its business based on the following geographic segments: Americas (North and South America), Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific. |
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