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October 25th, 2017

Cook Medical unveils the Acrobat 2 Calibrated Tip Wire Guide at UEG Week

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 creation of an alpha loop when navigating strictures. The wire has at least 35% greater tip flexibility than its major competitors.1

“UEG Week is the largest and most prestigious gastroenterology meeting in Europe,” said Barry Slowey, president of Cook Medical’s Endoscopy specialty. “We feel it is the perfect venue to introduce this new wire—an ‘everyday wire’ that balances flexibility and pushability to help physicians in cases ranging from routine ERCPs to more complex ERCP procedures.”

Cook representatives will be available at Booth 85 in Hall 8.1 to discuss, demonstrate, and offer hands-on experience with the Acrobat 2, as well as other devices, including: Hemospray® Endoscopic Hemostat, Instinct™ Endoscopic Hemoclip, EchoTip Procore® 20 gauge needle, the recently launched EchoTip Ultra® Fiducial Needle, and many of Cook’s stricture management solutions.

Hemospray has been a highlight of several past UEG congresses. Recently, a paper published by Dr. Alan Barkun and his colleagues outlined the cost effectiveness of Hemospray when compared to traditional dual-therapy modalities. (Barkun AN, Adam V, Lu Y, et al. Using Hemospray Improves the Cost-effectiveness Ratio in the Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Nonvariceal Bleeding. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. E-published 2016).

Cook’s ERCP Trainer, which has been featured at UEG Week in recent years, and this year includes the recently launched mechanical cutting papilla, designed to train physicians on pre-cut and sphincterotomy techniques. Attendees are invited to visit the booth to test their skills while getting hands-on, ex-vivo ERCP experience using Cook devices.

For more information about Cook Medical’s Endoscopy business and its products, visit You can also follow Cook Medical Europe on Twitter @CookMedicalEU.

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1Benchtop test data on file at Cook Medical.