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April 23rd, 2014

Cook Medical launches Instinct® Endoscopic Clip

Bloomington, Ind., April 21, 2014 – The Instinct® Endoscopic Clip 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 achieve hemostasis more quickly and easily. First, the Instinct clip rotates 360 degrees so that a physician can more easily place it in an ideal position. Second, the clip has the largest span on the market so that a physician can cover a large bleeding area with one clip.

“The Instinct clip is a major advance in the area of endoscopic hemostasis,” said Dr. David Carr-Locke, Chief, Division of Digestive Diseases at Beth Israel Hospital, a member of the Mount Sinai Health System.  “Its wide opening, ability to rotate reliably, ease of deployment and secure mucosal attachment make it an essential component of our hemostatic tool kit.”

The Instinct clip is MRI conditional up to 3 tesla, so patients that have an Instinct clip can still have MRI procedures done if necessary. An estimated 500 patients per day in the United States  are denied an MRI because they have an implanted device such as a pacemaker or defibrillator.


“Cook Medical has always made a priority of listening to physician needs and developing products that answer those needs,” said Barry Slowey, global business unit leader for Cook Medical’s Endoscopy division. “More than 400,000 clips are placed every year in the U.S. alone, and physicians now have an additional tool that will help them stop GI bleeding in a targeted and effective way.”

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Dr. Carr-Locke is a paid consultant for Cook Medical.1Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Equipment: A Global Strategic Business Report. San Jose, CA; Global Industry Analysts, Inc.: 2011. GIA publication MCP-3342.