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March 18th, 2024

In ongoing commitment to patients, Cook Medical announces new pediatric indication for the shorter Liver Access Biopsy Set

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical’s shorter Liver Access and Biopsy Set (LABS) is back on the US market with a new pediatric indication. Originally indicated for use in adults only, the set now has FDA clearance for use in adolescents, children and infants. The expanded indication for LABS is another proof point of Cook’s ongoing commitment to providing innovative support to vulnerable patient populations.

The LABS pediatric indication follows last year’s establishment of the Crossroads Pediatric Research Consortium, an alliance that includes Cook Medical, the Indiana University School of Medicine and Purdue University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. The consortium is focused on meeting unmet needs for pediatric patients by accelerating the development, approval and availability of innovative medical devices for children. Cook is proud to invest in pediatric research and will continue innovating for this important patient population. 

 LABS is indicated for use in obtaining liver histology samples via jugular vein approach. All LABS sets contain compatible components for transjugular liver access and tissue biopsy, including: 

“Our pediatric LABS has shorter versions of the original medical devices to more appropriately fit pediatric patients’ smaller bodies,” explained Remco van der Meel, director of product management for Cook’s Interventional specialty. “Now, LABS will help physicians diagnose an array of conditions in a wider variety of patients. It’s an extremely versatile set of products that can now treat even the smallest patients.”  

To learn more about Cook’s LABS products, visit the product page 

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