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April 11th, 2024

Cook Medical awarded contract with U.S. Department of Defense for implantable devices to serve military service members worldwide

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical has been awarded an ECAT contract with the United States Department of Defense for implantable medical devices. This contract is one way Cook is being recognized for the ways we are changing to treat more patients, and we look forward to supporting those who serve our country.  

“With this contract, Cook implantable devices will be available to all US DOD hospitals in the US, Hawaii and Alaska and will expand to cover all overseas hospitals in the coming months,” said Ross Harvey, vice president of supply chain at Cook. “Contracts like this one can take advantage of our global network, which helps get these products into the hands of physicians faster so Department of Defense service members can receive the medical care they need.”

Zilver® PTX®, Cook Medical's paclitaxel-coated stent

Zilver® PTX®, Cook Medical’s paclitaxel-coated stent

The contract includes implantable vascular medical devices, such as the Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent, Zenith® aortic endografts, and associated interventional devices to treat patients with vascular disease. The contract will streamline the process for the Department of Defense to obtain these products so they can more quickly treat military service members. The contract is for one year with four one-year extension options. 

Cook has been innovating the way we work with our customers. As we form more contracts, customers gain a simplified procurement process and are able to treat more patients faster. In October 2023, Cook won a third contract with the US Department of Veterans Affairs. That contact was also for implantable devices, and it has streamlined the supply chain process. 

To learn more about the benefits of working with Cook, you can contact our BusinessCare Integration (BCI) team. This team is a single point of contact for Cook’s entire product portfolio, including standard and advanced venous procedures and access technologies, simplifies contract management and order fulfillment. You can learn more about Cook BCI here 

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