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December 3rd, 2019
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 organization, presented the awards on October 27 at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific…

October 14th, 2019
Phoenix, Ariz. — Cook Medical is proud to announce that Dave Reed, vice president of Healthcare Solutions, received the Chuck Lauer Award at the Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) Summit on September 10. [caption id="attachment_7405" align="alignright" width="250"] Dave Reed (left) receives…

October 2nd, 2019
[caption id="attachment_7386" align="alignright" width="242"] Shayna Martin, global brand marketing director for Cook Medical's Urology specialty[/caption] Abu Dhabi, UAE — Shayna Martin, global brand marketing director for Cook Medical’s Urology specialty, will receive the Endourological Society 2019 Industry Award during the society’s…

August 20th, 2019
Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical recently released the second generation of the 2.6 Fr CXI Support Catheter with platinum-iridium marker bands. The CXI catheter is used in small-vessel anatomy or superselective anatomy for diagnostic and interventional procedures, including peripheral use. “We…

March 25th, 2019
Bloomington, Ind. – A new animal study concludes that fewer fibered embolization 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…

March 22nd, 2019
Dear colleagues, Over the past few months, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the use of paclitaxel for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. We want to share with you our perspective and some important information on this…

November 14th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_2879" align="alignright" width="239"] Flourish Pediatric Esophageal Atresia device[/caption] Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical announced today the availability of the Flourish™ Pediatric Esophageal Atresia device in the U.S. The device was granted authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

November 1st, 2018
Bloomington, Ind. - Today, Cook Medical begins a collaboration with Taewoong Medical to expand patient treatment options by distributing a selection of Taewoong’s stents in the U.S. This distribution collaboration includes the Niti-S™ Through the Scope (TTS) Esophageal Stent, the…

October 29th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_2735" align="alignright" width="300"] Cook Global Headquarters, Bloomington, Indiana.[/caption] Bloomington, Ind. — Last week, Cook Medical was recognized as one of the best places to work in Bloomington. The honor comes from the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation in partnership with…

August 8th, 2018
Bloomington, Ind. –Cook Medical has introduced the 140 mm-length Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent in both 6 and 7 mm diameters in the U.S. The longer length comes after an expanded indication approval by FDA to treat total lesion lengths up…

May 30th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_2792" align="alignright" width="232"] Illustration of the Flourish™ Pediatric Esophageal Atresia device.[/caption] Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical received a Rare Impact Award from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) this month. Accepting the award were Dr. Mario Zaritzky and,…

May 24th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_2782" align="alignright" width="300"] Cynthia Kretz, VP and General Counsel, Cook Medical and Cook Group[/caption] Bloomington, Ind. – Despite overwhelming evidence to support the safety and benefits of the Celect™ Vena Cava Filter, today a Houston, Texas jury ruled in…

March 19th, 2018
Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical’s Cellvizio® Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) System and the Confocal Miniprobes™ have received additional 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additional data provided in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals paved the way for…

September 22nd, 2017
[caption id="attachment_2235" align="alignright" width="480"] Jean-Marc Creissel of Cook Medical[/caption] Bloomington, Ind. – Jean-Marc Creissel received the Endourology Society 2017 Industry Award during the society’s annual World Congress of Endourology and SWL in Vancouver. Creissel is vice president of Cook Medical’s…

August 14th, 2017
[caption id="attachment_2498" align="alignright" width="300"] Mike Baker, Barb Ooley, Jim Murphy, Nikki Gastineau, Matt Bright, and Joel Bomgardner hold renderings of the future fire station.[/caption] Bloomington, Ind. – Today, Cook Group announced a two-acre land donation to the Washington Township fire…

August 2nd, 2017
Bloomington, Ind. – Today, Cook Group announced a new partnership with Western Governors University (WGU), anonprofit online university. All U.S. Cook employees will be eligible for a five percent tuition discount for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in IT, business,…

July 10th, 2017
Bloomington, Ind. – June marked the first anniversary of the My Cook Pathway program, Cook Group’s workforce initiative. The program provides Cook employees with education and career development opportunities through financial assistance. Cook first launched the program by announcing partnerships with…

June 13th, 2017
[caption id="attachment_2411" align="alignright" width="300"] A Bloomington Boys & Girls Club member practices with flash cards.[/caption] Bloomington, Ind. – April marked the first anniversary of Cook’s tutoring program in partnership with Bloomington’s Crestmont Boys & Girls Club. Over the past year, 30…

May 25th, 2017
West Lafayette, Ind. – Jennifer Kerr, president of Cook Research, was named to the 2017 class of Hoosier Fellows through the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at Indiana University. Participants in the Hoosier Fellows program come from across…

May 8th, 2017
Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical’s Endoscopy business unit redefines access with the introduction of their latest wire guide, the next generation Acrobat® 2 Calibrated Tip Wire Guide. The Acrobat 2 provides the tip flexibility needed for ductal navigation. "We’re very…

May 2nd, 2017
Bloomington, Ind. – Last week, Cook Medical was named Industry Partner of the Year by the Indiana Association for Adult Education for its High School Equivalency (HSE) program. In 2016, Cook partnered with Broadview Learning Center for Adults through Monroe…

April 7th, 2017
[caption id="attachment_1719" align="alignright" width="300"] Pete Yonkman, Cook Group and Cook Medical President[/caption] Bloomington, Ind. – Pete Yonkman, president of Cook Group and Cook Medical, announced a fund to help small tech companies attract new employees at this weekend’s Combine event…

November 15th, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.-- Cook Medical has completed enrollment in the first clinical study of an iliofemoral venous stent conducted in the United States under an FDA-approved Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). The VIVO Clinical Study is a prospective, non-randomized, multi-center study intended…

November 11th, 2016
Winston-Salem, N.C. – On November 17, Forsyth Tech Community College’s 2016 SciTech Lecture Series will focus on the development process of medical devices. Barry Slowey, president of Cook Endoscopy/Cook Winston-Salem, and Vihar Surti, director of research and development for Cook Medical’s…

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
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…

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 16th, 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 organization. Hawkins, who has been transitioning his role in the company over the past…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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®…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…