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1.What is Intuitive Surgical's ticker symbol?
2.On what exchange is Intuitive traded?
3.When was the company founded and where was it incorporated?
4.Where is Intuitive headquartered?
5.What does Intuitive Surgical do?
6.How are Intuitive’s products sold?
7.How many da Vinci Systems have been sold?
8.What is Intuitive’s business model?
9.How many employees does Intuitive have?
10.Who is Intuitive’s stock transfer agent?
11.When does Intuitive report quarterly earnings?
12.How can I get more information?
13.What is Intuitive Surgical code of ethics?
1.What is Intuitive Surgical's ticker symbol?
 ISRG

2.On what exchange is Intuitive traded?
 Intuitive’s stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

3.When was the company founded and where was it incorporated?
 We were incorporated in Delaware in 1995 and commenced operations the same year.

4.Where is Intuitive headquartered?
 Intuitive's principal corporate offices are located at:

1266 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

5.What does Intuitive Surgical do?
 We design, manufacture and market the da Vinci Surgical Systems, which are advanced surgical system that we believe represents a new generation of surgery. Our da Vinci Surgical System consists of a surgeon’s console or consoles , a patient-side cart, a high performance vision system and proprietary “wristed” instruments and accessories . The da Vinci Surgical System seamlessly translates the surgeon’s natural hand movements on instrument controls at a console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports. Our da Vinci Surgical System provides the surgeon with the intuitive control, range of motion, fine tissue manipulation capability and 3-D visualization characteristic of open surgery, while simultaneously allowing the surgeon to work through the small ports of minimally invasive surgery, or MIS. By placing computer-enhanced technology between the surgeon and the patient, we believe that the da Vinci Surgical System enables surgeons to improve clinical outcomes while reducing the invasiveness of complex surgical procedures. The da Vinci Surgical System is sold into multiple surgical specialties, principally urology, gynecology, cardiothoracic, and general surgery.

6.How are Intuitive’s products sold?
 We currently market our system in the United States through a direct sales organization to Hospitals. We have European operations headquartered in Aubonne, Switzerland. We sell directly in some European countries and use distributors and agents in the rest of the world.

7.How many da Vinci Systems have been sold?
 As of September 30, 2014, there was an installed base of 3,174 units worldwide – 2,185 in the United States, 516 in Europe, 189 in Japan, and 284 in the rest of the world.

8.What is Intuitive’s business model?
 Our business model is essentially a "razor/razor blade" operation. Initially, we sell and install the da Vinci Surgical System into new customer accounts. Once systems are sold into customer accounts, we generate recurring revenue as our customers use the system to perform surgery and, in the process, buy and consume our EndoWrist instrument and accessory products. We also generate recurring revenue from system service.

9.How many employees does Intuitive have?
 As of September 30, 2014, we had a total of 2,906 employees.

10.Who is Intuitive’s stock transfer agent?
 Computershare Trust Company - +1 303 262 0600

11.When does Intuitive report quarterly earnings?
 Calendar of Events

12.How can I get more information?
 For more information please contact us in one of the following ways:
Phone: (408) 523-2161
E-mail: ir@intusurg.com

13.What is Intuitive Surgical code of ethics?
 To view Code of Ethics, click here