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June 15th, 2020
This is a painful time in our country. It’s unfathomable that tragedies such as the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery continue to happen. Sadly, as people of color know all too well, they do happen every…

May 1st, 2020
First, we want to thank everyone on the front lines fighting this pandemic. We acknowledge the sacrifices you are making to protect your own families while meeting your obligations to patients. Across the global healthcare industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has…

January 29th, 2020
Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical and Bentley today announced that they are collaborating in clinical trials involving Cook’s fenestrated and branch stent grafts and Bentley’s covered stents. About Cook Medical Since 1963, Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop technologies…

January 17th, 2020
Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical’s innovative Hemospray® product received the 2019 Healio Disruptive Innovators Award in the Industry Breakthrough category. Healio, a healthcare news and education organisation, presented the awards on 27 October at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific…

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. [caption id="attachment_2202" align="alignright" width="300"] Cook Medical’s unique Biodesign® Anal Fistula…

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,…

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…

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…

December 19th, 2016
[caption id="attachment_1890" align="alignright" width="300"] Cook Medical's European Distribution Centre in Baesweiler, Germany[/caption] 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. [brightcove 2955909007001] The Innovation Centre together, with the expansion of cleanrooms, packaging, storage and other facilities, represents…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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