Covidien will be the new name for Tyco Healthcare, Mansfield, Mass, once the global health care leader separates from parent company Tyco International this spring and becomes an independent, publicly traded company.     

The Covidien brand will be the master identifier that unites Tyco Healthcare’s many brand names, including Autosuture, Kendall, Mallinckrodt, Nellcor, Puritan Bennett, Syneture, and Valleylab.

As Covidien, the newly independent company will embark on a distinct new direction that focuses exclusively on health care and benefits from increased flexibility to invest in innovation and organic growth.