The Ship in the Balloon is the story of Boston Scientific Corporation, a company that evolved from Medi-Tech and helped define the modern medical device industry. Founded as a partnership between John Abele and Pete Nicholas, Boston Scientific set out to be the largest corporation in the world devoted to minimally invasive medicine. Known for its stealth operating philosophy, the Boston Globe once remarked that Boston Scientific had "raised the art of being low profile to a new low." Then, in 1995, Nicholas engineered a string of acquisitions that sent shockwaves throughout its industry and helped shape today's medical technology industry. Boston Scientific is an innovative and revolutionary health care company.