Based in Parsippany, NJ, The Medicines Company (MDCO) is engaged in acquiring, developing, and marketing specialty pharmaceutical primarily for cardiovascular indications. Its leading product, Angiomax (bivalirudin), which was acquired from Biogen Idec, Inc. in 1996, is used as an anticoagulant in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty. The company's other late-stage products include Clevidipine and Cangrelor, both acquired from AstraZeneca several years ago. Clevidipine is an intravenous drug (calcium channel blocker) intended for the short-term control of blood pressure in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Cangrelor is an intravenous anticoagulant, having potential uses in coronary angioplasty and cardiac surgery. The company sells its products through its own sales force and distributors. In 2006, sales of Angiomax helped generate $214.0 million revenue.