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September 29th, 2019

Almost 3,000 women from across Limerick and Ireland took part in the Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon today, Sunday, 29 September. Starting at University Limerick Sports Arena, participants of all ages and abilities came together to run, jog and walk the 5 km and 10 km courses, with some raising funds for charities in Limerick,…


September 27th, 2019

Limerick, Ireland — The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee in the UK has recommended bioprosthetic fistula plugs as a treatment option for anal fistulas. In a statement, NICE said, ‘Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula is adequate to support the use…


September 10th, 2019

Barcelona, Spain — Michael D. Dake, MD, presented at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) conference regarding new data on the use of Zilver® PTX®, Cook Medical’s paclitaxel-coated stent for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Dr Dake is the senior vice president of health sciences at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and is president-elect…


August 30th, 2019

Limerick, Ireland — Cook Medical is pleased to announce that Beacon® Tip Catheters are once again available to physicians in Europe. As of September 2019, the catheters are available in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Spain and Italy. Cook is continuing to work on…


July 16th, 2019

The 2019 Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon was launched by Limerick Mayor Michael Sheahan at The Strand Hotel. Now in its 21st year, up to 3,000 participants from all over Ireland are expected to take part. The event kicks off at 12:00 pm on Sunday, 29 September 2019, at the University of Limerick Sports Arena. Participants of…


June 24th, 2019

Limerick, Ireland — A newly published prospective, randomised controlled trial concluded that 20 gauge fine needle biopsy (FNB) needles consistently outperformed 25 gauge fine needle aspiration (FNA) needles in terms of histological yield and diagnostic accuracy in pancreatic and non-pancreatic gastrointestinal lesions. The data reported a 99% technical success rate for 20 gauge FNB needles…


June 11th, 2019

Development of innovative minimally invasive devices, personalised healthcare, the connected health model and a more streamlined approach to clinical trials could deliver savings for the Irish healthcare system, reduce patient recovery time and improve patients’ lives, according to Cook Medical. “While minimally invasive procedures are increasingly becoming the norm, more investment—from industry and government—in research…


May 13th, 2019

The Irish Examiner featured an interview about Cook Medical and our dedication to improving patient treatment worldwide. Pat Burke spoke with journalist Joe Dermody about his new role as vice president and general manager of Cook Medical’s Irish manufacturing facility and about the culture in the company. Read the full story here: Grapevine: Cook Medical’s focus on patients…


April 18th, 2019

Limerick, Ireland — This week, Cook Medical made patient-level data from the Zilver® PTX® randomised control trial (RCT) available by request on cookmedical.com. Cook provides this data to encourage further collaboration with researchers to benefit patients with peripheral arterial disease. “We will continue to support our customers and their patients by sharing what we’ve discovered from our research…


March 25th, 2019

A new animal study concludes that fewer fibred embolisation coils are needed to achieve acute occlusion when compared with similar bare metal coils. The study was presented today at an industry-sponsored symposium during the 2019 annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) in Austin, Texas. Embolisation is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure performed by…


March 6th, 2019

To mark Engineers Week 2019, global medical devices company Cook Medical is educating students in local schools on medtech engineering by using augmented reality (AR) technology. Starting with Mungret NS and Monaleen NS, students were given the AR Human Anatomy Challenge which has been pioneered to spark an interest in medtech and to show how…


September 30th, 2018

Almost 2,800 runners, joggers and walkers participated in the Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon today, Sunday 30 September raising thousands of euro for local and national charities and causes. This year’s race saw an increase of participants on 2017 when 2,400 women took part in the event. Participants completed either a 5k or a 10k circuit….


July 30th, 2018

The ongoing lack of an agreement between London and Brussels is a challenge for companies that serve patients both in the UK and the EU. Cook Medical, which employs more than 850 people in Limerick, has today called on the British Government and the EU to push for an extension of the UK’s Brexit transition…


June 7th, 2018

The Limerick and Mid-West region is a thriving hub of innovation for companies in the medical technology (MedTech) sector and sustained investment through regional development plans and business support networks will ensure it remains competitive and attractive. Today, opportunities and challenges for the future of the Mid-West MedTech sector were discussed with MedTech leaders. Hosted…


May 18th, 2018

Bloomington, Ind. – Last week, Dave Reed was recognised as a leader in healthcare operations by the Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX). The Supply Chain Leadership award recognises companies and individuals who make a difference in healthcare, transforming supply chain automation, visibility, and innovation to reduce costs and better enable patient care. ‘I am honored and…


May 4th, 2018

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical has announced Ross Harvey as the new director of global Customer Support & Delivery (CSD). In this role, Harvey will oversee the global customer service teams, global distribution centres and warehouses. These teams will work together to develop innovative customer support and product delivery solutions that create an excellent customer…


March 7th, 2018

Bloomington, Ind. – Today, Cook Medical announced Dan Kaiser as the leader of global research and development (R&D). This dedicated engineering team will connect product development more closely to customer needs and accelerate the process of getting new products to market. “Our R&D team has been reorganized under a global structure that can better align to our…


February 28th, 2018

Bloomington, Ind. – Today, Cook Medical announced the leaders of its two new business divisions. Mark Breedlove has been named vice president of Cook’s Vascular division and DJ Sirota has been named vice president of Cook’s MedSurg division. The new organisational structure that was announced last week impacts more than one-third of the company’s workforce…


February 20th, 2018

Bloomington, Ind. – Today, Cook Medical announced key changes that simplify its organisational structure to better support customers. These changes realign the current sales, marketing, research and development, and customer service teams in addition to establishing new distribution channel management and medical education teams. The changes are a direct result of feedback from customers on…


January 11th, 2018

When it comes to the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), a solid grasp of numbers and logic is essential. But it’s not everything, commented Darach McGrath, Director of Engineering of Cook Medical. The Limerick-based medical device company has a stand in the ‘World of Technology and Science’ section at the BT Young…


November 1st, 2017

More than 2,400 women took part in the Cook Medical Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon today (Sunday) to benefit a variety of charities including Sophie’s Journey, Crumlin Children’s Hospital through fundraising by race participants. The 5km and 10km courses took runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities through the grounds of the University of…


October 25th, 2017

Limerick, Ireland – Cook Medical is pleased to announce that the 25th UEG Week 2017 in Barcelona will be the stage for the European launch of the next generation Acrobat 2 Calibrated Tip Wire Guide. Incorporating technology from Cook Interventional Radiology products to aid in traversing biliary and pancreatic ducts, the Acrobat 2 enables the…


September 5th, 2017

Limerick, Ireland: Cook Medical’s Urology business announced that it will begin distributing the Cellvizio® Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) System manufactured by Mauna Kea Technologies. With the Cellvizio system, a physician can visualise the internal microstructure of tissues in real time during ureteroscopic and cystoscopic procedures. “We are excited to bring Cellvizio to urologists in Europe,”…


June 21st, 2017

  Cook Medical senior engineers visit Castletroy Gaelscoil to talk about careers in Ireland’s medical technology sector ahead of MedTech Week, 19-23 June 2017 Speaking today, Alice O’Dwyer, Vice President of HR at Cook Medical in Limerick says: “Collaboration between industry, educators and Government is crucial to ensure Irish graduates have the necessary skills to…


February 23rd, 2017

Limerick, Ireland — Cook Medical has rounded out the Universa line with the introduction of five new sets for percutaneous urinary drainage. Each set includes a catheter and accessories for specific procedures. These sets streamline Cook’s offering of percutaneous drainage products. These Universa set options are now available: Introductory sets for initial catheter placement (loop…


January 13th, 2017

Cook Medical, the global medical technology company that employs 850 people in Ireland is encouraging industry, government and educational bodies to collaborate in promoting engineering education for primary and secondary pupils. The company is at the Ibec stand hosted by BioPharmaChem Ireland and the Irish Medtech Association at this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology…


December 19th, 2016

Baesweiler, Germany: Cook Medical’s European Distribution Centre (EUDC) located in Baesweiler, Germany, is celebrating its fifth birthday this December. The EUDC is the storage and distribution centre for Cook products in Europe and the central shipping point for Cook Medical manufactured devices to all EMEA countries. The EUDC employs 85 people and handles approximately 2000…


November 1st, 2016

Limerick, Ireland: Over 2,500 athletes participated in the Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon this weekend. Now in its 18th year, the event raises funds for worthy local and national causes, with over 75 charities set to benefit from this year’s event. The 10km race saw Grace Lynch in first place in a time of 36…


September 22nd, 2016

Limerick, Ireland— Cook Medical launches Zilver® PTX® drug-eluting peripheral stent thumbwheel delivery system in France. The French Health Ministry has now approved reimbursement for the Zilver PTX thumbwheel delivery system. The rotating thumbwheel system, which is available for purchase in approved markets across Europe, provides deployment for the world’s first drug-eluting stent for the superficial…


August 16th, 2016

MedTech company encourages school guidance counsellors to work with industry to promote work placement programmes which give students an insight into working in careers relating to Science, Technology, Engineer and Maths (STEM) Mid-West Career Guidance Counsellors visit Cook Medical as the company celebrate 20 years in Ireland this year Industry needs to continue to work…


August 10th, 2016

Cook Group and Cook Medical sat down with The Herald-Times, the local newspaper in Bloomington, Indiana, to discuss Cook’s transformation and preparation for healthcare of the future. These interviews resulted in a four-day series by veteran reporter Bill Strother as described by The Herald-Times below. About the series The four-day series explores how Bloomington-based Cook Group…


August 9th, 2016

Limerick, Irl: Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon has announced that their title sponsor for the next three years will be Castletroy based company, Cook Medical.  The 19th Women’s Mini Marathon will be held on Sunday 30th October and hopes to attract over 3,000 women of all ages.  This popular event raises significant funds for charities and…


July 18th, 2016

MedTech worth €12.6 billion to economy each year, but new advancements demand up-to-date skills Cook Medical made the comments at MedTech Week, a pan-European initiative to raise awareness of medical technology Limerick, Irl: Ireland will remain a global medtech leader providing there is continued investment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills at third…


March 2nd, 2016

Limerick, Ireland – In 2016 Cook Medical will celebrate 20 years of operations in the National Technology Park where it has grown from a primary team of less than a dozen people to a staff of over 800, who are designing and delivering life-changing devices every day. The medical device company provides minimally invasive technologies…


March 1st, 2016

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Barry Slowey to president of Cook Endoscopy/Cook Winston-Salem. As president, Slowey will oversee the various functions in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and will maintain his leadership responsibilities for the endoscopy clinical division. Slowey’s in-depth understanding of the endoscopy market and wealth of experience at…


December 2nd, 2015

Limerick, Ireland – A recent study by Breda et al shows that the Flexor® Parallel™ Rapid Release™ Ureteral Access Sheath (UAS) provides physicians an option to use one wire guide for treatment and diagnostic purposes during flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) procedures. The study confirmed that when the Flexor® Parallel™ is used for fURS procedures, a single…


November 17th, 2015
ProCore

Limerick, Irl. – Cook Medical’s Endoscopy clinical division announces the introduction of the latest addition to the EchoTip ProCore® product line, the EchoTip ProCore 20 gage needle with ReCoil Stylet™. This needle’s flexible design allows clinicians to obtain histological samples from difficult anatomical locations1. The EchoTip ProCore 20 gage needle can be used with an ultrasound…


October 12th, 2015

Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the passing of our friend and coworker. On Friday night, Bill Gibbons, our vice president of engineering, and his daughter were involved in a plane crash in eastern Tennessee. Bill was 45 and his daughter, Abbey, was 15. “Bill was the head of engineering at Cook. But he…


September 29th, 2015

Lisbon, Portugal – Dr Gerard O’Sullivan announced preliminary results from a European study of venous stents today at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2015, a European meeting for interventional radiologists and vascular specialists. Dr O’Sullivan is the principal investigator of the VIVO-EU study at the University Hospital Galway. Titled “An Update on…


September 28th, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. — Dr. Kimihiko Kichikawa, Department of Radiology at Nara Medical University in Japan, reported two-year results of the Zilver® PTX® post-market surveillance (PMS) study on September 27, 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Kichikawa presented initial target data on lesion revascularization (TLR) at Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2015, a European…


June 17th, 2015

Bloomington, Ind.  — Cook Group announced today that Kem Hawkins, president of Cook Group Incorporated, will retire on July 1 after 34 years with the Cook organisation. Hawkins, who has been transitioning his role in the company over the past year, will remain on the board of directors for Cook Group. Pete Yonkman, current president…


May 22nd, 2015

Bloomington, Ind., May 22 2015 — Cook Medical is pleased to be one of the global medical device companies to collaborate internationally with regulatory authorities on the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP). The value of developing a global program to audit and monitor medical device manufacturing for patient safety was recognised at the International…


March 16th, 2015

Limerick, Ireland — CE Mark has been awarded to the new rotating thumbwheel deployment system for Cook Medical’s Zilver® PTX® drug-eluting peripheral stent. The new system, which is now available for purchase in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain and Italy, provides simple deployment for the world’s first and only approved drug-eluting stent for the superficial…


March 2nd, 2015

Limerick, Ireland, February 25, 2015. – Clinicians who treat obstructive salivary gland disorders now have the option of a specialised catheter designed to irrigate the salivary duct and flush out stone fragments. Cook Medical’s SialoCath™ Salivary Duct Catheter is a flexible, soft-tipped, single-lumen catheter indicated for use in the submandibular or parotid glands. It can be…


February 9th, 2015

Limerick, Ireland, February 4, 2015 – Historic five-year results from the world’s largest clinical trial of a drug-eluting stent for treating peripheral arterial disease (PAD) were presented last week at the Leipzig Interventional Course, in Germany. The data confirm long-term patency for patients treated with Zilver® PTX®. Michael Dake*, MD, of Stanford University, told attendees that…


November 4th, 2014

Las Vegas, Nev., November 4, 2014 — Five-year results from the largest and longest-running clinical trial of a drug-eluting stent for treating peripheral arterial disease (PAD) confirmed long-term patency for patients treated with Zilver PTX. The results were presented today by Michael Dake, MD, of Stanford University, at the 2014 Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) meeting. Data…


September 24th, 2014

Bloomington, Ind., September 24, 2014 – Cook Medical is pleased to announce that Jean-Marc Creissel has been named vice president of the Urology clinical division. He has served as global leader of the business unit since 2010. As vice president, Creissel will continue his global responsibility for sales and marketing, product development, financial performance and general management…


May 29th, 2014

Bloomington, Ind. — One-year follow-up data from 907 Japanese patients who received the Zilver® PTX® drug-eluting stent showed positive results in keeping open the superficial femoral artery (SFA). The postmarket surveillance (PMS) study, designed to evaluate the stent’s performance in real-world patient use, was presented at the 2014 Euro PCR meeting. The PMS study was based in Japan and presented…


May 6th, 2014

San Francisco, Calif. — A quarter century ago, doctors treating patients with implanted cardiac pacemakers had a big problem. Their patients were outliving the complex electrical devices that gave them an acceptable quality of life. Pacemaker lead wires that deliver electricity to the heart broke, effectively stopping the pacemaker from functioning. Old leads could harbour sometimes-fatal…


April 23rd, 2014

Bloomington, Ind., April 21, 2014 – The Instinct™ Endoscopic Hemoclip is now available to gastroenterologists in major global markets. The clip is used to stop gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding, which is a condition that can be challenging to treat because of the variations among bleeds. The Instinct clip has two specific features that can help a physician…


April 11th, 2014

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical today announced the introduction of its 2.9 Fr size Cantata® microcatheter with a .027 inch inner diameter (ID) and the Alight™ microwire. This .027 ID Cantata micro-catheter complements the existing .021 and .025 inch ID microcatheters, completing Cook’s full line of embolisation micro-catheters. The new .027 ID microcatheter allows physicians to deliver a…


April 8th, 2014

International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Brussels, Belgium, 18 March, 2014 — In response to the NAP4 study addressing the clinical need for both Seldinger* and surgical cricothyrotomy procedures to be taught side-by-side[1], Cook Medical today announces a compact surgical set. This cricothyrotomy range expansion allows clinicians to stay up to date with…


February 19th, 2014

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical has launched a new treatment option for otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat specialists) who repair the dura mater following cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks at the base of the skull. Cook’s Biodesign® Duraplasty Graft is the latest Biodesign product from Cook Medical’s Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) clinical division.   Dura substitute, the…


February 12th, 2014

Bloomington, Ind.—Cook Medical is introducing the first endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) needle in the U.S. and Europe that can acquire histological samples. The EchoTip® ProCore™ Endobronchial Ultrasound Needle gives physicians the ability to retrieve both cell and tissue samples from lymph nodes or tumors in the pulmonary area. The EchoTip ProCore EBUS needle is a single-use…


December 4th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. – Rob Lyles, a veteran leader of Cook Medical’s Peripheral Intervention (PI) division, has been promoted to executive vice president in a move to further invigorate Cook’s drive toward new, cutting edge technologies and patient therapies. He will transition his current responsibilities to Mark Breedlove, a long-time leader within the PI division. ‘The PI…


November 13th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. – Kem Hawkins, president of Cook Group Incorporated, announced today that Pete Yonkman will lead Cook Group’s medical companies as president of Cook Medical. Hawkins will continue serving as president of Cook Group. ‘Cook is an amazing company run by a family unlike any other in the world. It is an honor and incredibly…


November 13th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical has today officially opened its new state-of-the-art research and development (R&D) Innovation Centre at its plant in Limerick, Ireland. The Innovation Centre together, with the expansion of cleanrooms, packaging, storage and other facilities, represents an investment of €10 million by Cook Medical with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise…


October 8th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nev. — Four-year data from the Zilver® PTX® Randomized Controlled Trial of Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for Femoropopliteal Disease from Cook Medical presented today at the 2013 Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) meeting demonstrates 75 per cent primary patency in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) at four years for patients treated with Cook Medical’s paclitaxel-eluting stent. This…


October 2nd, 2013

Bloomington, Ind.—Cook Medical today marks the one-year anniversary of the formal launch of its Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Division (OHNS). Since launching at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) conference in 2012, the division has successfully developed and delivered to market innovative alternatives to open surgery for various ear, nose,…


August 8th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical has completed patient enrolment in a study evaluating a technique for achieving vascular access via below-the-knee arteries. The new access technique could be used in treating peripheral arterial disease (PAD), including patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). The Tibiopedal Access for Crossing of Infrainguinal Artery Occlusions study enrolled 200 patients with…


June 19th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical is making its Hercules® 3 Stage Wire Guided Oesophageal Balloon available to otolaryngologists to treat patients with gastrointestinal (GI) strictures. The device will be offered through Cook’s Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) clinical division, while also continuing distribution directly to gastroenterologists through its Endoscopy clinical division. GI strictures can interfere with…


March 18th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind.— Cook Medical has launched a suite of salivary duct access products that offer minimally invasive options for the treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease. Minimally invasive treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease can reduce the need for invasive open surgery.1 The devices in the product line include a soft-tip wire guide, a serial…


January 28th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. — The only FDA approved ureteral access sheath that has two options for placement is now available in the United States. The Flexor©Parallel™ Rapid Release™ Ureteral Access Sheath allows urologists to use a single wire guide that functions as both a working wire and a safety wire. To place a ureteral access sheath, physicians…


January 2nd, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. — The healthcare industry is adopting a set of standards to make supply chain easier for hospitals and Cook Medical is ready for the change. Almost ten years ago, Cook Medical realised all of its manufacturing companies were using different product numbering systems. The lack of standards caused confusion and inefficiency in shipping and…


November 15th, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) marketing approval for the first devices in its Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent portfolio, company officials reported today. It’s the first time the FDA has approved a drug-eluting stent to treat blockages in a peripheral artery.   ‘This approval marks the start of…


October 12th, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada — Three-year data from the Zilver® PTX® Randomized Controlled Trial of Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for Femoropopliteal Disease from Cook Medical demonstrate 70.7 percent primary patency in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) at 36 months for patients treated with the paclitaxel-eluting stent. This compares to 49.1 percent patency for patients with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and…


September 28th, 2012

Baesweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia — Cook Medical, a world leader in minimally invasive medical technologies, today announced a major development in the extension of its European operations with the opening of a new €15m distribution center in Baesweiler, Germany. Located less than one hour from Cologne, the new center will be the company’s delivery hub for all…


September 10th, 2012

Washington, D.C. — Cook Medical, a world leader in minimally invasive medical device technology, has launched its new Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) clinical division to bring the benefits of the company’s devices for non-surgical procedures to a new group of physicians and the patients they treat. Recognising the need for specialised minimally invasive devices…


August 13th, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — Previously unreleased three-year data from the Zilver PTX Randomized Controlled Trial of Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for Femoropopliteal Disease indicate that Cook Medical’s paclitaxel-eluting peripheral vascular stent demonstrated 83.0 per cent freedom from TLR at 36 months in the PTX group, compared to 70.2 per cent for patients treated with optimal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty…


July 25th, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — Reinforcing its commitment to advancing the field of interventional radiology (IR), Cook Medical today announced general availability of the Aprima™ Access Nonvascular Introducer Set, the first product in the Aprima drainage portfolio. It is a nonvascular access set used for single-puncture percutaneous access to facilitate placement of a working wire guide for IR…


June 25th, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. – Clinical investigators are for the first time examining the retrograde tibiopedal interventional approach, an endovascular technique that has the potential to reduce the rate of leg amputations by as much as 50 per cent1 in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), a manifestation of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Cook Medical, a global pioneer in…


May 21st, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical has added a 25 gage needle to its EchoTip® ProCore™ line of fine needle biopsy (FNB) histology needles, which are designed for use in a procedure known as endoscopic ultrasound, or EUS. The EchoTip ProCore is a single-use, disposable needle for FNB intended for sampling of submucosal lesions, mediastinal masses, lymph…


April 9th, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — As part of its ongoing commitment to patients needing emerging new cellular therapies, Cook Group has acquired the assets of General BioTechnology LLC and launched a new company, Cook General BioTechnology LLC (CGBT). Based in Indianapolis, CGBT adds valuable new cell and tissue processing and cryopreservation technologies to Cook Group’s existing cellular…


February 7th, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical’s Cervical Ripening Balloon will now be available with a guiding stylet that offers added stiffness to facilitate placement when conditions for inducing labour are unfavourable. The addition of a stylet helps obstetricians position the balloon exactly where it needs to be. The balloon is inserted approximately 12 hours before a…


January 5th, 2012

Dublin – Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that Cook Medical, the largest privately owned medical device company in the world, is to invest up to €16.5m over four years creating highly skilled positions in Research and Development activities at its Limerick site, with Government support through IDA Ireland. Established…


October 28th, 2011

Limerick, Ireland – Cook Medical’s valuable place among the business community in Limerick has been recognised by Limerick Chamber at the inaugural Limerick Region Business Awards with Cook Ireland winning Company of the Year and Best Foreign Direct Investment Company at the award ceremony on Friday, October 21. Presented by Maria Hinfelaar, President of the…


September 12th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – A new needle for ovum collection is now available to reproductive endocrinologists and embryologists: the Otrieva™ Tapered Ovum Aspiration Needle, which Cook Medical launches today. The Otrieva needle features a tapering process that results in a consistent bevel designed to allow precise ovum collection and less pain and bleeding during aspiration, as…


September 9th, 2011

Munich, Germany – Cook Medical, a world leader in minimally invasive medical technologies, has launched the world’s first-ever stent designed and approved specifically to treat symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction. The Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent has received CE Mark approval and is now available to physicians across Europe. “We are proud to launch this…


August 8th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Physicians will now have access to Cook Medical’s Word catheter, a silicone balloon catheter used to treat cysts of the Bartholin gland, company officials announced today. Cysts in the Bartholin gland occur when the gland becomes blocked, causing a buildup of fluid in the gland and the formation of a cyst. Cysts…


July 14th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. — Continually striving to enhance patient care, Cook Medical recently announced significant updates to its Resonance Metallic Ureteral Stent System. First launched in 2007, the device now has an updated introducer system that includes a clear sheath for enhanced visualisation, as well as ink markings on the delivery system to improve placement of…


June 22nd, 2011

Warwickshire — Cook Medical, a world leader in the development of advanced endovascular devices treating aortic disease, has sponsored a medical education programme created and administered by the British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET) to train British physicians in advanced endovascular techniques. Three vascular surgeons and radiologists in the U.K. will receive the BSET fellowship…


June 7th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. –Results from a multicentre European study1 suggest that a new, large-core biopsy needle designed for use with an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) scope may help to overcome limitations of current EUS methods for biopsies of lesions in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and surrounding tissue. The study, presented in abstract form at the 2011 Digestive…


May 9th, 2011

Chicago, Ill. – An increasingly popular technique for removing lesions associated with Barrett’s oesophagus has been deemed a safe and effective treatment option in a study of more than 1,000 resections published this month in the European journal Endoscopy.¹ The five-year study performed by a team of experienced endoscopists, is the largest prospective series to…


May 4th, 2011

San Francisco, Calif. — A new version of the Liberator Locking Stylet with Beacon® Tip Technology, a distinct radiopaque tip marker, was unveiled at Heart Rhythm 2011, the 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society, and is now available to physicians worldwide, officials at Cook Medical’s Lead Management division said today. Locking stylets…


April 15th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. –  William Alfred Cook, founder of the Cook Group global network of companies and a pioneer in the development of life-saving minimally invasive medical device technology, died Friday at approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT at his Bloomington home of congestive heart failure. He was 80. Survivors include his wife Gayle Karch Cook, son Carl and…


March 24th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Dan Sirota, who has served as global business leader for Cook Medical’s Interventional Radiology division since its inception in 2009, has been promoted to vice president of that business unit, the company said today. As vice president, Sirota will continue his global responsibility for the sales and marketing, product development, financial performance…


February 16th, 2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A new histology needle for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) from Cook Medical is now on the market, giving physicians the ability to retrieve tissue samples from hard-to-reach regions within or adjacent to the GI tract with a minimally invasive procedure. The EchoTip® ProCore™ High Definition Ultrasound Biopsy Needle from Cook Medical is developed…


January 17th, 2011

Miami, Fla. – An investigational drug-eluting stent (DES) from Cook Medical showed sustained primary patency at two years compared to data collected at one year in the device’s prospective, randomised study, according to data presented today at the ISET 2010 International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy. The data, compiled from 479 patients enrolled in a randomised…

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