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November 11th, 2016

Cook Medical featured in SciTech lecture series

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 Endoscopy division, are guest speakers for the event.

“The SciTech Lecture Series is important to Cook because it gives us the opportunity to inform the community about our work to advance patient care,” said Slowey. “Medical device development is crucial to continually improve healthcare. Life sciences is an important part of North Carolina’s economy and we are proud to have such a large presence in Winston-Salem.”

The general public is welcome to attend the event in the Oak Grove Center on the Forsyth Tech campus at 2100 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem. Registration and networking will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 4:00 p.m.

The SciTech Lecture series was established through the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce and Forsyth Tech Community College in 2009 to enable students and the community to better understand science and technology. To learn more about the program, visit

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