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March 21st, 2024

Cook Medical and Bentley Enter Distribution Agreement for the BeBack® Catheter in the United States

Bloomington, Ind. — Today, Cook Medical and Bentley announced a United States distribution agreement for the BeBack Catheter. Over the coming months, Cook Medical will be assuming commercial responsibilities for this Bentley product.

“We are excited to welcome Bentley’s BeBack catheter to our peripheral intervention portfolio,” said Alec Cerchiari, director of product management for Cook’s PAD and Venous specialty. “The BeBack Catheter is a unique tool for crossing heavily calcified lesions in antegrade or retrograde fashion. It complements Cook’s robust portfolio of above- and below-the-knee products, including our Micropuncture® Pedal Introducer Access Sets, Flexor® Guiding Sheaths and CXI® Support Catheter. ”

The BeBack is a crossing catheter designed for steering through chronic total occlusions (CTO) that provides targeted reentry options. The catheter includes features such as:

Cook is distributing Bentley’s BeBack Catheter.

“The BeBack catheter is an effective approach for successful recanalisation and should be available in every lab across the U.S. Thanks to this collaboration with Cook, we will now have a better commercial footprint in the U.S. with even more opportunities to treat patients with debilitating arterial and venous disease,” said Martijn Nugteren, director of sales & marketing at Bentley.

Distribution partnerships, such as this one with Bentley, allow Cook to accelerate our product pipeline and bring innovative products to our customers and their patients.  Cook and Bentley have a long history of collaboration, and this partnership represents another example of us working together to advance patient care.

You can learn more about the BeBack® product here.

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About Bentley

Founded in 2009 by Lars Sunnanväder and Miko Obradovic, Bentley InnoMed GmbH is based in the medical technology stronghold of Hechingen in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. The company develops, manufactures, and markets implants and catheters for the endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular and aortic diseases. The company has since then become a leading global manufacturer and the European market leader for covered stents. The company is part of the Bentley Endovascular Group. More than 400 employees are committed to the Group’s strong culture of innovation, making Bentley one of the most important employers in the county of Zollernalb and beyond. In 2022, the company generated sales revenue of EUR 69 million. Based on its product innovations and the development of new markets, the company is on a path of strong growth momentum.


News coverage of this announcement

Endovascular Today—Cook Medical to Distribute Bentley’s BeBack Catheter in the United States

Cath Lab Digest—Cook Medical and Bentley Enter Distribution Agreement for the BeBack Catheter in the United States

Vascular News—Bentley and Cook Medical enter US distribution agreement for BeBack crossing catheter

SVS Vascular Specialist—Bentley, Cook Medical enter US distribution agreement for BeBack device