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Cook Medical Issues Global Recall of Roadrunner® UniGlide® Hydrophilic Wire Guides due to raw materials issue

August 12th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2016 Cook Incorporated 750 Daniels Way, P.O. Box 489 Bloomington, Indiana 47402 1-812-339-2235 www.cookmedical.com DSM Biomedical B.V., the Netherlands, Cook Medical’s supplier of hydrophilic coating for the Roadrunner® Uniglide® Hydrophilic Wire Guide, recalled certain lots of material due to concerns about a potential contamination by glass particles ranging in size…

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Cook’s transformation featured in The Herald-Times

August 10th, 2016
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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…

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Cook education partnership featured on Inside Indiana Business

July 11th, 2016
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Bloomington, Ind. – Pete Yonkman, Cook Medical and Cook Group president, appeared on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick on July 10, 2016, to discuss Cook’s new partnership with Broadview Learning Center and Ivy Tech Community College to create a new pathway between education and jobs in our community. Yonkman was joined by Ivy Tech…

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Cook Group partners with Ivy Tech Bloomington and Broadview Learning Center to launch new workforce education initiatives

June 17th, 2016
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Bloomington, Ind. – Today, Cook Group, Monroe County Community Schools Adult Education at Broadview Learning Center and Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington announced their partnership to create a new pathway between education and jobs in our community. According to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 737,000 Hoosiers have some college experience, but did not complete…

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Cook Medical marks 20 years of success in Limerick

March 3rd, 2016
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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…

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Cook Group Incorporated promotes Barry Slowey to president of Cook Endoscopy/Cook Winston-Salem

March 1st, 2016
Barry Slowey, president of Cook Endoscopy/Cook Winston-Salem

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…

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Cook Medical issues global recall of select lots of Central Venous Catheters and Pressure Monitoring Sets and Trays

February 10th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2016 Cook Incorporated 750 Daniels Way, P.O. Box 489 Bloomington, Indiana 47402 812.339.2235 www.cookmedical.com On January 6, 2016, Cook Medical initiated a voluntary recall of 360 specific lots of Single Lumen Central Venous Catheters and Pressure Monitoring Sets and Trays due to the potential for catheter tip fracture and/or separation. Globally, 17,827 devices are subject…

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Cook Research Incorporated: Supporting Cook Medical for over 30 years

February 1st, 2016

West Lafayette, Ind. – MED Institute (MED) has been renamed as Cook Research Incorporated (CRI) and remains located in the Purdue Research Park at 1 Geddes Way in West Lafayette, Indiana. CRI supports Cook Medical in the identification, development, testing, and regulatory approval of innovative medical products. “Although Cook Research Incorporated is a new name,…

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First U.S. patient treated following FDA approval of Cook Medical’s Zenith Alpha™ Thoracic Endovascular Graft

January 26th, 2016

Bloomington, Ind. ─ In November, following the Food and Drug Administration approval of Cook Medical’s Zenith Alpha™ Thoracic Endovascular Graft, the first patient was treated with the device in the U.S. “The first commercial use of Zenith Alpha Thoracic in the U.S. represents significant progress toward Cook’s goal of providing a range of devices that…

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Cook Medical applauds congressional action to suspend the medical device excise tax

December 23rd, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical applauds the successful efforts of legislators in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives last week to suspend the burdensome medical device excise tax for two years. This action to suspend the medical device tax will increase jobs in the device manufacturing industry and lift a financial burden from a vital and innovative economic…

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First patient treated in Canada after 2015 in-country approval of Cook Medical’s Zenith Alpha™ Abdominal Endovascular Graft

December 10th, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. – Just weeks after 2015 country approval of Cook Medical’s Zenith Alpha™ Abdominal Endovascular Graft, the University of Western London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario treated the first patient with the device as part of Cook’s Canada commercial launch. “We would like to the thank Cook for the opportunity to place the…

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Study shows Flexor® Parallel™ Rapid Release™ Ureteral Access Sheath allows the use of a single wire to serve two purposes

December 2nd, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. – 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…

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Cook Medical launches EchoTip ProCore® 20 gage needle

November 17th, 2015
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Bloomington, Ind. – 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 physicians to obtain histological samples from difficult anatomical locations1. The EchoTip ProCore 20 gage needle can be used with an…

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Cook loses a valued friend and coworker

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…

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Japan’s Zilver® PTX® two-year results support global evidence for drug-eluting stents in the SFA

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…

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Cook Medical launches the Advance® Salivary Duct Balloon Catheter Set

September 28th, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical’s Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) clinical division announces the introduction of the Advance Salivary Duct Balloon Catheter Set. This product is designed to dilate strictures in the submandibular and parotid salivary ducts. In the company’s long history of making catheters for a variety of therapeutic areas, the Advance Salivary Duct…

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Cook Animal Health announces distribution agreement with MILA International, Inc.

September 24th, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. — Today, Cook Animal Health, a Cook Medical affiliate, announced its distribution agreement with MILA International, Inc. This agreement, effective immediately, will enable MILA to offer over 100 Cook Medical devices for sale to veterinary clinics and veterinary schools in the U.S. “For 52 years, Cook Medical’s medical devices have been used to help…

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Cook Medical receives FDA approval for the Zenith Alpha™ Thoracic Endovascular Graft

September 17th, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. ─ Cook Medical has received premarket approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its lower-profile Zenith Alpha™ Thoracic Endovascular Graft. Zenith Alpha Thoracic is indicated for the endovascular treatment of patients with isolated lesions of the descending thoracic aorta (not including dissections) having vascular anatomy suitable for endovascular repair1. The…

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Cook Medical recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

August 10th, 2015
Members of the Cook Wellness team accepting the American Heart Association Fit-Friendly award.

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. “Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at Cook Medical.  We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,”…

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Cook Medical issues global recall of Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheter products

August 3rd, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 3, 2015 Cook Incorporated 750 Daniels Way, P.O. 489 Bloomington, Indiana 47402 812.339.2235 www.cookmedical.com Purpose of the Press Release: On July 2, 2015, Cook Medical initiated a lot-specific voluntary recall of 2,239 lots of Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters. Globally, 95,167 devices are subject to this recall. The products include specific versions…

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Cook Medical applauds bipartisan house vote to eliminate medical device sales tax

June 18th, 2015

Cook is pleased that the House of Representatives, working in a bipartisan effort, has acted to help patients needing the latest medical technologies, support hospitals struggling to control healthcare expenses, and boost U.S.-based device manufacturers in a global competitive market, by passing HR 160 to repeal the medical device excise tax. While more needs to…

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Cook Group president Kem Hawkins to retire in July

June 16th, 2015
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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 organization. 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…

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Cook Medical welcomes progressive Medical Device Single Audit Program

May 22nd, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. — 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 recognized at the International Medical Device Regulators Forum…

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Cook Medical unveils new, 3-stage esophageal dilation balloon

May 4th, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical announces the introduction of the Hercules® 100 3-Stage Wire-Guided Balloon for esophageal dilation. This product is designed to be used for oral or transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) helping otolaryngologists effectively treat patients who suffer from dysphagia and other swallowing disorders. The Hercules100 balloon is a dilation tool made of strong noncompliant…

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Canton’s Big Toot returns to its original home

February 26th, 2015

Canton, Ill. – On March 2, the iconic big steam whistle affectionately known as “Big Toot” will return to its original home at the old International Harvester site that is now occupied by Cook Medical and the Cook Polymer Technology manufacturing facilities. Big Toot will be dedicated at the facility and the whistle will be…

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Cook Medical launches SialoCath™ Salivary Duct Catheter

February 24th, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. – Physicians who treat obstructive salivary gland disorders now have the option of a specialized 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 inserted into…

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Premier, Inc. awards specialty urology purchasing contract to Cook Medical

February 10th, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. — In January 2015, Premier, Inc. members gained access to updated contract product pricing on specialty urology products from Cook Medical. Premier and Cook’s Urology division signed a new contract that is valid from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2017. Premier members are eligible to participate in the contract and benefit from…

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Cook Medical successful in obtaining dismissal of patent infringement case filed by Acacia subsidiary

January 29th, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. – Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ruled in favor of Cook Medical Incorporated and dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Endotach LLC, a subsidiary of the patent assertion entity Acacia Research Corporation. The lawsuit stated the various Cook stent grafts sold under the Zenith® brand…

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Cook Group Incorporated promotes Cynthia Kretz to vice president general counsel

January 26th, 2015
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Bloomington, Ind., January 26, 2015 – Cynthia Kretz, who has served as general counsel since 2008, has been promoted to vice president general counsel, the company said today. As vice president, Kretz will continue her responsibility leading the global operations of the legal department as well as directing representation in court for Cook Group Incorporated…

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Cook Medical expands percutaneous stone extractor line with launch of Perc NGage® and Perc NCompass®

November 24th, 2014

Bloomington, Ind. – Urologists now have new options for stone extraction devices when performing percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), as Cook Medical is launching the Perc NGage® and Perc NCompass® nitinol stone extractors today. The new products complement the Perc NCircle®, which has been on the market since 2002 and was the first nitinol extraction device for…

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Zilver® PTX® drug-eluting stent study data show continued patency at five years

November 4th, 2014
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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, M.D., of Stanford University, at the 2014 Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) meeting. Data…

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Cook Group Incorporated promotes Connie Jackson to senior vice president, human resources

September 24th, 2014
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Bloomington, Ind., September 24, 2014 – Connie Jackson, who has served as global vice president of human resources since 2005, has been promoted to senior vice president of human resources, the company said today. As senior vice president, Jackson will continue her responsibility for human resources globally for Cook Group Incorporated and its affiliates. “Connie has…

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Cook Medical names Jean-Marc Creissel vice president of Urology division

September 24th, 2014
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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…

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CloverSnare™ 4-Loop Vascular Retrieval Snare Recall

August 19th, 2014

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2014 Cook Medical 750 Daniels Way Bloomington, IN 47404 www.cookmedical.com Telephone Number:  812-339-2235 On July 10, 2014, Cook Medical initiated a recall of 696 of its CloverSnare™ 4-Loop Vascular Retrieval Snare devices. The device was recalled because of a potential for the loop to separate from the shaft, resulting in…

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Cook Medical reintroduces its Evolution® RL lead extraction products to the United States market

July 10th, 2014
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Vandergrift, Pa. — Effective immediately, Cook Medical customers in the United States will again have access to its Evolution® RL and Evolution® Shortie RL Controlled-Rotation Dilator Sheath Sets. Distribution of these products within the U.S. market was suspended for two months while Cook’s Lead Management clinical division worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to…

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Cook Medical begins two studies on inferior vena cava filters

June 2nd, 2014

Bloomington, Ind., — Cook Medical is engaged in two clinical studies that will provide additional data on the safety and effectiveness of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. The first study, the Cook Inferior Vena Cava Filter (CIVC) study, will add to Cook’s existing clinical data on its commercially available IVC filters. This includes three previous studies including…

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Cook Medical's Urology clinical division to showcase education and innovation efforts at annual AUA meeting

May 15th, 2014

Orlando, Fla. – Cook Medical will exhibit augmented reality experiences, which is a technology used to simulate use of products, and host a skills challenge at their booth, #1617, at the annual American Urological Association (AUA) meeting. The booth will highlight Cook’s commitment to education and innovation. “Education has been and will continue to be a…

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Cardiac lead extraction celebrates 25-year anniversary

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 harbor sometimes-fatal…

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Cook Medical data presented at Digestive Disease Week®

May 2nd, 2014

Chicago, Ill. – This week is Digestive Disease Week (DDW), and at the world’s largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the gastroenterology field, nine abstracts and other clinical data will be presented on Cook Medical products. Cook’s line of EchoTip® ProCore™ High Definition Ultrasound Biopsy needles are featured in many of these presentations, including two…

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Cook Medical launches Instinct™ Endoscopic Hemoclip

April 23rd, 2014
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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…

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Cook Medical expands its embolization product family with Cantata® and Alight™

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 microcatheter complements the existing .021 and .025 inch ID microcatheters, completing Cook’s full line of embolization microcatheters. The new .027 ID microcatheter allows physicians to deliver a…

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Cook Medical's Surgical Melker expands cricothyrotomy offering for 'Cannot Intubate, Cannot Ventilate' scenarios

April 8th, 2014
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Bloomington, Ind. – In response to the NAP4 report addressing the clinical need for both Seldinger* and surgical cricothyrotomy procedures to be taught side-by-side, Cook Medical today announces a compact surgical set. This cricothyrotomy range expansion allows clinicians to stay up-to-date with the latest developments, and builds on Cook Medical’s experience in designing products for Seldinger…

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First ten patients enrolled in U.S. clinical study that is evaluating treatment of iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction

March 3rd, 2014

Bloomington, Ind.— The first ten patients have been enrolled in Cook Medical’s VIVO clinical research study. The study is designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of treating symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction with the Zilver® Vena™ Venous Self-Expanding Stent. The trial’s first patients are undergoing treatment at six healthcare facilities in the East Coast and…

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CFC Properties names Ron Walker vice president of commercial real estate

February 20th, 2014
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Bloomington, Ind. – CFC Properties, a Cook Group company, welcomes a new vice president of commercial real estate. Ron Walker, former president of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), is looking forward to his new position.   “I am truly honored to join the excellent team at CFC Properties and to begin contributing to the…

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Cook Medical Introduces Biodesign® Duraplasty Graft to Otolaryngologists for Dura Mater Repair

February 19th, 2014
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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…

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Cook Medical Introduces EchoTip® ProCore™ Endobronchial Ultrasound Needle

February 12th, 2014
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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…

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Purdue Research Foundation, Cook Medical partner on $12 million project to support life sciences startup opportunities

February 4th, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Feb. 4, 2014 – Purdue Research Foundation and Cook Medical officials announced today plans to establish a $12 million evergreen investment fund to support Purdue-based life sciences companies. “Converting Purdue innovation into new products, companies and jobs is perhaps the most valuable way for our university to live up to its land…

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Cook Medical Initiates Clinical Study to Evaluate Post-Treatment Removal of the Evolution® Esophageal Fully Covered Stent

December 11th, 2013
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Winston-Salem, N.C.—Cook Medical has initiated a clinical study in the U.S. to evaluate the removability of a new Evolution® Esophageal Fully Covered Stent. This is the first multicenter U.S. study to evaluate the possibility of removing a self-expanding metal stent after malignant and benign strictures have been treated. The stent design used in the study…

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Cook Medical names Rob Lyles executive vice president

December 4th, 2013
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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…

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Cook Medical Makes Ordering Easier by Improving E-Commerce Options

December 4th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. – As hospitals adopt electronic commerce (e-commerce) as the standard for how they order products, Cook Medical is determined to improve the available e-commerce options for its customers. One recent improvement has been an enhancement of their online ordering system. This update demonstrates Cook’s continued dedication to lowering costs and increasing efficiency. Over 80…

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Pete Yonkman named Cook Medical president

November 13th, 2013
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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…

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Cook Medical Opens New Innovation Centre in Limerick, Ireland

November 13th, 2013
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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 an investment of €10million by Cook Medical with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise…

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Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship Awarded to Dr. Thomas Knoll

October 24th, 2013
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New Orleans, La. – The 2013 Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship has been awarded to Thomas Knoll, MD, Associate Professor of Urology at University Medical Center Mannheim and the head of the Department of Urology at the Sindelfingen Medical center of the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Dr. Knoll was presented the award, commonly known as the…

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New Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Stent Study Data Shows Excellent SFA Patency Results at Four Years

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 percent primary patency in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) at four years for patients treated with Cook Medical’s paclitaxel-eluting stent. This compares…

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Cook Medical Marks One-Year Anniversary of its Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Division

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 and throat…

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Gretchen Gutman Named Vice President of Public Policy for Cook Group

October 1st, 2013
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Bloomington, Ind. – Gretchen Gutman, a 20-year veteran of legislative and government policy, has joined Cook Group as vice president of public policy. “The health care industry is constantly facing changes and issues at all levels of government policy,” said Dan Peterson, vice president of industry and government affairs for Cook Group. “Gretchen will be a…

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Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent from Cook Medical Qualifies for Additional Medicare Reimbursement

August 23rd, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. — Effective October 1, Cook Medical’s Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent qualifies for new-technology add-on payments under Medicare’s hospital inpatient prospective payment system. “This is great news for Medicare beneficiaries who suffer from peripheral arterial disease, and for U.S. hospitals that treat these patients,” said Jim Gardner, M.D., director of reimbursement and medical science…

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Cook Medical Completes Patient Enrollment for Study to Treat Arterial Occlusions From the Retrograde Tibiopedal Approach

August 8th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical has completed patient enrollment 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…

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Cook Medical Introduces Biodesign® ENT Repair Technology to Rhinologists at American Rhinologic Society Conference

July 19th, 2013

Chicago, Ill. – Cook Medical launched a new treatment option today for rhinologists (nose and sinus specialists) who treat patients that suffer from difficult-to-heal conditions in the nasal passages. The Biodesign® ENT Repair Graft, which acts as an adjunct to aid in the natural healing process following nasal and sinus mucosal surgery, was introduced at the…

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Hercules® 3 Stage Wire Guided Esophageal Balloon Launched as Newest Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Product from Cook Medical

June 19th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical is making its Hercules® 3 Stage Wire Guided Esophageal 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…

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Cook Medical Receives Clearance for Evolution® Biliary Controlled–Release Uncovered Stent

June 5th, 2013

Winston-Salem, N.C. – The Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance for the Evolution® Biliary Controlled-Release Uncovered Stent from Cook Medical. The biliary stent adds to Cook’s line of Evolution controlled-release stents for the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is the only delivery system that allows the stent to be deployed or recaptured as needed, putting…

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Cook Medical Joins With Trifecta of Indiana Life Science Businesses, Academia and Government to Help Launch Unique Bioscience Research Center

May 30th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical is one of several Indiana life science companies, three research universities and the state government helping launch a unique, industry-led biosciences research center in Indiana. The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), which was announced today at a news conference in Indianapolis, will be a home for Indiana’s best and brightest minds…

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Cook Medical Congratulates Winners of 2nd Annual AUA National Residents Bowl

May 7th, 2013

San Diego, Cal.— At the American Urological Association’s (AUA) 2nd Annual National Residents Bowl, the country’s best and brightest residents competed in a three day battle of urology industry knowledge. Each competitor showed impressive knowledge about the history of urology, its subspecialties and new urology research findings, but it was the Southeastern section team who…

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Cook Group Thanks Indiana Legislators for Resolution Honoring Company's 50-Year Anniversary

April 2nd, 2013

Bloomington, Ind.— Cook Group officials today acknowledged an Indiana General Assembly concurrent resolution sponsored by State Representative Bob Heaton extending “extreme gratitude” for the company’s 50-year history and its beneficial impact on Indiana’s economy and culture. “On behalf of the Cook family, the more than 11,000 Cook Group employees worldwide who made this anniversary possible, and the…

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Cook Pharmica Receives an Additional Commercial Approval from US Food and Drug Administration

March 25th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Pharmica, which develops and manufactures pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products on a contract basis, recently received more good news from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company earned another commercial approval from the FDA and did so with the FDA waiving the otherwise required pre-approval inspection. “We are grateful for the…

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Cook Medical Launches Salivary Duct Access Products as Minimally Invasive Alternative to Open Surgery

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…

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Cook Medical Introduces Flexor© Parallel™

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…

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Cook Medical Meets Industry Date for GS1 Global Trade Item Number

January 2nd, 2013

Bloomington, Ind. — The health care 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 realized all of its manufacturing companies were using different product numbering systems. The lack of standards caused confusion and inefficiency in shipping…

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First U.S. Patient Treated Following FDA Approval of Cook Medical's First-of-its-Kind Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Sten

December 18th, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — Just weeks after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cook Medical’s Zilver© PTX© Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent, Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has treated the first patient with the device as part of Cook’s U.S. commercial launch. “It was a great honor for my institution to be first to implant Cook…

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Novation Awards Contract to Cook Medical for Peripheral Vascular Products

November 15th, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — Reinforcing its commitment to advancing interventional techniques and technologies to treat disease, Cook Medical is pleased to announce a new contract with leading health care supply chain and contracting company Novation for Cook’s peripheral intervention and peripheral diagnostic devices. Cook peripheral vascular products under this contract will be offered to the more than…

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Cook Medical's Zilver® PTX® Earns FDA Approval As First Drug-Eluting Stent in U.S. to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease

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 Cook’s…

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Cook Medical Applauds Guidelines Released by Association of Clinical Researchers and Educators

November 1st, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — New recommendations from the Association of Clinical Researchers and Educators (ACRE) to guide relationships between physicians and industry could pave the way for a new era of medical advances and bring waves of breakthrough devices to patients worldwide. Cook Medical on Thursday welcomed the efforts by ACRE to address interactions between physicians and…

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Grant Street Inn Goes Green

October 22nd, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — The Grant Street Inn has opened a new 16-room addition. The new building was designed and constructed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements. The facility will be the fourth LEED-certified building in Bloomington, and the first privately owned LEED-certified building in town. Certification, which is based on energy…

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K-Tube Technologies Expands Sales Representation Through Agreements with MER-Europe and Medical Metals, LLC.

October 22nd, 2012

Poway, Calif. — K-Tube Technologies is now working with two companies that will provide sales support and technical knowledge to customers. This collaboration with Medical Engineering Resources (MER) in Europe and Medical Metals in the United States will help all three companies reach more clients. K-Tube makes more miniature stainless steel tubing than any other company…

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Cook Medical's Zilver® PTX® trial shows sustained patency after three years

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…

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Cook Medical Launches Zilver Vena™ Venous Self-Expanding Stent in Canada

October 5th, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — Following Health Canada approval, Cook Medical made the Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent available to physicians across Canada at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery. Designed to restore blood flow in obstructed iliofemoral veins, Zilver Vena provides physicians with a tool designed specifically for stenting obstructed iliofemoral veins….

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Cook Medical Safeguards European Distribution

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…

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Cook Medical Supports Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Science with CORE Research Grant

September 19th, 2012

Washington, D.C. — As part of its commitment to advancing research in the field of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery (OHNS), Cook Medical with a strong history of philanthropy to encourage and support research and education, has supported the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Program. Jeffrey B….

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Cook Pharmica Names Victor Vinci vice president and chief scientific officer

September 17th, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — Victor Vinci, Ph.D., has joined Cook Pharmica’s leadership team as vice president and chief scientific officer. Vinci will be responsible for guiding the scientific direction of Cook Pharmica, applying his more than 20 years of broad technical, managerial and leadership experience. “Victor is a great complement to the Pharmica leadership team. His…

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Cook Medical Launches Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Division

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. Recognizing the need for specialized minimally invasive devices…

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Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship Awarded to Dr. Mihir Mahesh Desai

September 6th, 2012

Istanbul, Turkey — The 2012 Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship has been awarded to Mihir Mahesh Desai, M.D., D.N.B., director of the Center for Advanced Robotics at the University of Southern California (USC) Institute of Urology. Desai won the award, commonly known as the “Arthur” award, today at the World Congress of Endourology (WCE) in…

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Cook Medical Opens New U.S. Medical Device Manufacturing Plant in Canton, IL

August 31st, 2012

Canton, IL — In a ceremony opening the company’s latest U.S. manufacturing facility, Cook Medical President Kem Hawkins joined national and local dignitaries today to dedicate a $19 million production plant that will add another 60 high-skill jobs to the local economy. The new facility joins an existing $20 million Cook factory in Canton that…

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Cook MyoSite Announces Plan for Employment Expansion

August 27th, 2012

Pittsburgh, Pa. — Cook MyoSite Incorporated is expanding its workforce to more than double its current size by 2015. By the end of 2012 alone, Cook MyoSite plans to hire 12-15 new employees. Cook MyoSite is a part of the Cook Group Inc. family of companies. MyoSite is a biotechnology company that develops cellular therapies…

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Cook Medical's Ongoing Zilver® PTX Trial Data Show Higher Freedom From Target Lesion Revascularization (TLR) Rates Compared to Angioplasty...

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 percent freedom from TLR at 36 months in the PTX group, compared to 70.2 percent for patients treated with optimal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and bare…

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Aprima™ Launch Brings Advanced Technology to Cook Medical Line of lnterventional Radiology Products

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…

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FDA Clears Cook Medical Evolution® Colonic Controlled-Release Stent

July 9th, 2012

Winston-Salem, N.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Cook Medical 510(k) clearance for the Evolution® Colonic Controlled-Release Stent, Cook announced today. The new stent expands Cook’s line of Evolution controlled-release stents and is used to palliate uncomfortable symptoms associated with colonic obstructions caused by malignant neoplasms and relieve large-bowel obstructions prior to colectomy…

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CFC Properties Announces Purchase and Restoration of Yoho General Store

July 2nd, 2012

Solsberry, Ind. – CFC Properties announces the restoration of the Yoho General Store, with plans to reopen in the fall. The Solsberry, Ind. historic landmark was purchased by CFC in May. “The Yoho General Store has been a staple in Solsberry for decades,” said Jim Murphy, President of CFC Properties. “For many families, getting ice…

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Cook Medical Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Healthcare Act

June 28th, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. – With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Cook Medical now calls for the U.S. Senate to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax included in that legislation. “The U.S. House of Representatives has passed, in a bi-partisan vote, legislation to repeal this job-killing…

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Cook Medical Sponsors First Clinical Study to Examine New Endovascular Technique

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 percent1 in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), a manifestation of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Cook Medical, a global pioneer in interventional…

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Cook Pharmica Receives Milestone FDA Approval For Commercial Manufacturing

June 18th, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – In a decision that paves the way for greater pharmaceutical industry use of the company’s contract manufacturing services, Cook Pharmica LLC has received its first approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture commercial product. The product approval for commercial manufacturing came from the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation…

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Cook Medical Launches First Drug-Eluting Stent in Australia to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

May 21st, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical, a world leader in minimally invasive medical technologies, has launched a first-of-its-kind drug-eluting peripheral stent in Australia, the Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent. The device, which is available in more than 50 countries, is registered with Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and is now available to physicians there as a…

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Cook Expands Line of Endoscopic Ultrasound Needles with Addition of Smallest Gage on the Market Designed for Histological and Cytological Samples

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…

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Cook Group Forms Cook General BioTechnology, LLC

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…

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Cook Medical Launches New Biopsy Needle Products at Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting

March 26th, 2012

San Francisco, Calif. — Cook Medical is pleased to announce the introduction of two bone biopsy products, the Osteo-Site® Ratchet™ and the Osteo-Site® coaxial bone biopsy needle set, at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s (SIR) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco. The launch of these new devices further amplifies Cook’s full line of bone…

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Cervical Ripening Balloon from Cook Medical Now Available with Stylet

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 labor are unfavorable. 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…

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Cardinal Health and Cook Medical Announce Exclusive Agreement for Customizable Vascular Access Kitting Solution

February 1st, 2012

Dublin, Ohio — Cardinal Health and Cook Medical today announced a two-year, exclusive agreement for the North American distribution of Cook Medical central venous catheter (CVC) sets with Cardinal Health Presource® customizable procedural kits – providing clinicians with advanced technology the flexibility of customization for their vascular access needs. Under the agreement, Cardinal Health and…

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Cook Medical Renews Contract with Premier Healthcare Alliance, Extends Pricing Agreements on Specialty Urology Products...

January 23rd, 2012

Bloomington, Ind. — Hospitals around the country have three more years of access to a specialty urology agreement with an extensive line of specialty urology products at special pricing after Cook Medical and the Premier healthcare alliance renewed their contract to provide Cook’s urology products to more than 2,500 hospitals. Premier’s renewed contract, beginning on…

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Cook Medical Japan and Medico's Hirata Collaborate to Establish New Distribution Model

January 16th, 2012

Cook Japan Incorporated and Medico’s Hirata announce their joint commitment to restructure their medical device distribution route as of April 1st 2012 in order to provide more specialized support to Japanese subdealers, medical institutions and physicians. As of the beginning of April 2012, Cook Japan will strengthen a direct partnership with physicians, sub-dealers and medical…

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Cook Medical invests 16.5m euro in R&D in Ireland

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…

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Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship Awarded to Dr. Matthew Gettman

December 5th, 2011

Kyoto, Japan – Matthew T. Gettman, M.D., program director of the Mayo Clinic’s Department of Urology, has been awarded the 2011 Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship. The award, known as the “Arthur” award, was given at the 29th World Congress of Endourology (WCE) in Kyoto, Japan, this week. Gettman was chosen specifically for his academic…

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Cook Medical is Awarded New Contract with Novation for Cook Central Venous Catheters

December 5th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Beginning January 1, 2012, Cook Medical’s central venous catheters (CVCs) will be available to the members served by Novation, the supply contracting company for more than 30,000 members of VHA Inc., UHC, and Provista. This expands nationwide access to these devices through one of industry’s leading health care supply contracting companies. The…

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Cook Medical wins inaugural Limerick Region Company of the Year Award

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…

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New Stent Provides Relief to Patients with Advanced Small Intestine Cancer

October 17th, 2011

Cook Medical announced today that its Evolution® Duodenal Controlled-Release Stent was recently granted 510(k) clearance by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This new stent expands palliative care options for patients experiencing issues associated with malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO), a late stage complication of a variety of GI related cancers with pancreatic cancer being…

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Cook Medical To Present Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Stent Technology For Review By FDA Panel

September 19th, 2011

Bloomington, IN – Cook Medical will present data supporting the submission for its Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Stent in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee on October 13, 2011. Stanford University physician Michael Dake, M.D., the global principal investigator of Cook…

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Cook Medical To Present Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Stent Technology For Review By FDA Panel

September 19th, 2011

Bloomington, IN – Cook Medical will present data supporting the submission for its Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Stent in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee on October 13, 2011. Stanford University physician Michael Dake, M.D., the global principal investigator of…

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Cook Medical Launches Otrieva™ Tapered Ovum Aspiration Needle for Follicle Collection

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…

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Cook Medical Applauds AdvaMed Report That Medical Device Excise Tax Would Cost US 43,000 Jobs, Stifle Innovation and Limit Patient Access...

September 9th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – On the heels of President Obama’s speech to Congress about the critical need to accelerate US job growth, Cook Medical today applauded a new study from AdvaMed demonstrating that a new medical device excise tax would cost the US jobs, stifle innovation and limit patient access to new medical technologies. The new tax,…

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Cook Medical Launches World's First Stent Engineered Specifically for Use in the Iliofemoral Veins

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…

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Cook Medical Supports the FDA's Evaluation of Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse, but Urges Further Analysis

September 7th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical supports the FDA’s efforts to protect women’s health and its review of the issues surrounding the use of surgical mesh for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. We commend the FDA’s support of open scientific discussion of the effectiveness of transvaginal surgical mesh placement for pelvic organ prolapse repair. Cook…

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Cook Medical Launches New Global Physician Education Programs for Urology

September 1st, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. — Urologists around the globe will soon have access to an interactive and collaborative training program, as Cook Medical officials announced the launch of their Urology division’s physician education program, a part of a company wide Vista Collaboration and Learning Program. Vista is a series of programs designed to more effectively collaborate with…

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Cook Medical Remains Resolute in Pursuit of Infringement Action Against Endologix Following Markman Ruling

August 19th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Incorporated, a global leader in endovascular technologies, announced today that Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in Indianapolis has issued a Markman ruling in the ongoing patent infringement lawsuit filed against Endologix (Nasdaq: ELGX). The majority of constructions adopted by the…

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Cook Medical Launches Word Catheter to Treat Cysts of the Bartholin Gland

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…

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Cook Medical Commends the FDA’s Safety Communication on Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

July 14th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical applauds the FDA’s efforts to protect women’s health by continuing to investigate the issues surrounding the use of surgical mesh for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. We commend the FDA’s support of open scientific discussion of the effectiveness of transvaginal surgical mesh placement for pelvic organ prolapse and stress…

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Cook Medical Updates Resonance® Metallic Ureteral Stent System

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 visualization, as well as ink markings on the delivery system to improve placement of…

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Cook Medical Receives FDA Approval for Iliac Leg Graft

July 12th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical has received premarket approval (PMA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Zenith® Spiral-Z™ AAA Iliac Leg Graft. The device is indicated for use in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) that require graft support in the iliac artery. “Zenith Spiral-Z provides physicians with Cook’s most kink-resistant…

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Cook Pharmica Executives to Speak at 2011 BIO® International Convention

June 27th, 2011

June 27, 2011 Washington, DC — Two Cook Pharmica executives will speak this week at the 2011 BIO International Convention: The Global Event for Biotechnology held June 27-30 in Washington, D.C. Ryan Hawkins and E. Morrey Atkinson will discuss two increasingly important areas of biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Hawkins will discuss key considerations in the design and…

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Cook Medical Expands Asia-Pacific Distribution Centre in China to Meet Regional Surge in Growth of Medical Device Market

June 27th, 2011

Shanghai, China – Cook Medical, one of the world’s leading developers of health care devices, is expanding the company’s first Asia-Pacific Distribution Centre (APDC) to meet the growing demand for medical equipment throughout the region, company officials report. Cook Medical demonstrated its commitment to China with the opening of the APDC in Shanghai at the…

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Cook Medical Sponsors Three BSET Fellowships to Support Endovascular Therapy in the UK

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…

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Biopsy Needle Provides Advanced Accuracy in Diagnosing Cancers of GI Tract

June 7th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. –Results from a multicenter 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…

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Cook Medical Awarded New Contract with Amerinet, Expanding Antibiotic-Impregnated Catheter Access to 54,000 U.S. Health Care Providers

May 18th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. May 18, 2011 – Patients in more than 54,000 health care facilities will gain access to Cook Medical’s full line of peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs), including the Cook Spectrum® Turbo-Ject® antibiotic-impregnated PICC, effective May 1, 2011. Cook announced today it has been awarded an expanded agreement with Amerinet, a nationally recognized…

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Cook Expands Raw Materials Manufacturing to Canton, Ill.

May 9th, 2011

Canton, Ill. – Cook Polymer Technology, a raw materials manufacturer and part of Cook Group, will expand its operations by opening a new plant in Canton, Ill., company officials announced at a ground-breaking ceremony today. This project, with costs estimated at $15 million, will aid economic development and job growth in the area, and comes…

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Advanced Technique for Treating Esophageal Lesions Deemed Safe and Effective in European Endoscopy Journal

May 9th, 2011

Chicago, Ill. – An increasingly popular technique for removing lesions associated with Barrett’s esophagus 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…

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Cook Medical Announces Addition to Liberator® Locking Stylet with Beacon® Tip Technology to Support Physician Control in Lead Extraction

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…

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Cook Group Founder William A. Cook Dies at 80

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…

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Cook Medical Invites Urologists to Join Cook Medical’s Resonance® Metallic Ureteral Stent Registry

March 28th, 2011

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, M.D., of Stanford University, at the 2014 Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) meeting….

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Cook Medical Invites Urologists to Join Resonance® Registry

March 28th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical invited urologists to sign up for the Resonance® Registry at the European Association of Urology Annual Congress which took place in Vienna, Austria, earlier this week. The registry has been set up in order to share best practices and collect information regarding patient outcomes on cases where the Resonance Metallic…

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Cook Medical Incorporated Promotes Dan Sirota to Vice President, Interventional Radiology

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…

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Cook Pharmica Names Cory Lewis Vice President of Business Development and Marketing

March 21st, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Cory Lewis has been promoted to vice president of business development and marketing, Cook Pharmica announced recently. In his new role, Lewis will lead business development, marketing and project management functions. “Cory’s passion for creating positive customer experiences is instrumental to our team,” said Tedd Green, president of Cook Pharmica. “In addition…

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Cook Pharmica Names Ryan Hawkins Vice President of Drug Product Operations

March 21st, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Ryan Hawkins has been promoted to vice president of drug product operations, Cook Pharmica officials announced recently. In his new role, Hawkins will continue to lead all aspects of the drug product business unit, with an increased focus on process excellence as the company moves toward commercial-scale contract manufacturing. “Since joining Cook,…

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Cook Medical Promotes Joe Roberts to Vice President of Corporate Development

February 24th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Joe Roberts, a veteran of the Cook organization, has been named vice president of corporate development, Cook Medical officials announced today. Roberts will report to Jerry Williams, senior vice president of corporate development, and will be responsible for working with physicians and hospitals to continue the innovation and product development in the…

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Next-Generation Endoscopic Ultrasound Histology Needle from Cook Medical May Advance Diagnosis of GI Disorders

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…

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YMCA and Cook Group Incorporated Announce Major Lead Gift Challenge to Community for YMCA Expansion

February 15th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – As part of its continuing effort to provide cardiovascular health, family fitness education and leadership opportunities to residents of Monroe County, the Monroe County YMCA announced today the start of the “Strong Past, Bright Future” fundraising campaign to support plans to build a second facility to serve the rapidly growing northwest side…

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Cook Pharmica Adds E. Morrey Atkinson, Ph.D., to Leadership Team as Vice President of Research and Development, Chief Scientific Officer

January 31st, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – E. Morrey Atkinson, Ph.D., has joined Cook Pharmica as vice president of research and development and chief scientific officer, company officials announced recently. Atkinson will be responsible for guiding the scientific direction of Cook Pharmica, relying on his extensive past experience with process development of gene therapies, vaccines, recombinant proteins and monoclonal…

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Cook Medical Awarded Contracts; Nearly 75,000 U.S. Health Care Facilities Gain Increased Access to Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Products

January 31st, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Patients at more than 2,400 hospitals and 70,000 health care facilities will have access to Cook Medical’s line of diagnostic and interventional radiology products, including peripheral vascular and biliary stents, effective February 1, 2011. Cook announced today it has been awarded three new contracts with Premier Purchasing Partners, the group-purchasing organization of…

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Cook Medical Receives FDA Approval for Two Renal Stents

January 18th, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical has received premarket approval (PMA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Formula™ Balloon-Expandable Renal Stent System. The approval includes both the Formula 414RX Balloon Expandable Renal Stent and the Formula 418 Balloon Expandable Renal Stent. As stated in its approval letter, FDA has said these devices are…

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Cook Medical's Ongoing Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent Trial Shows Consistent Outcomes Over 24 Months Compared to One-Year Data

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, randomized study, according to data presented today at the ISET 2010 International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy. The data, compiled from 479 patients enrolled in a randomized…

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