Since the early 1970's Datascope was a diversified cardiovascular device company that provided products for clinical health care markets in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular and vascular surgery, and critical care.
In 2008 MAQUET acquired Datascope, which at that time was ranked among the top three global manufacturers of intra-aortic balloon (IAB) counterpulsation technology as well as one of the leading patient monitoring providers.
On March 12, 2008 Chinese medical device manufacturer Mindray announced that they reached agreement with Datascope to acquire Datascope’s patient monitoring business (PMB). The acquisition launched Mindray into the ranks of leading international medical device vendors and created the then third-largest player in the global patient monitoring device industry.
Mindray retains rights to the Datascope brand until 2015; however, MAQUET, owing to its primary ownership position and acquisition role pertaining to Datascope's other products and services has been conceded, in a special arrangement, to Mindray. Accordingly, all web traffic re-direction rights, content and links to former Datascope products and services, now owned by MAQUET auto-redirect to its homepage, specifically for support of all devices not now owned by Mindray.