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Awareness In Vitro Maturation (IVM) and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Cook cervical ripening balloon with stylet

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Prof. Dr. Michel De Vos on IVM

IVM of oocytes in women with PCOS from a clinician's perspective.

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Upcoming Events
Chinese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (CSOG) Conference
October 27, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Xiamen, Fujian Province, China
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The 24th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)
November 10, 2016 - November 13, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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10th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Reproductive Medicine (CSRM)
November 16, 2016 - November 19, 2016
Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China
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Foundation for Reproductive Medicine Conference 2016
November 17, 2016 - November 20, 2016
Foundation for Reproductive Medicine Conference 2016 New York City, NY
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October 2nd, 2015
Prof. Dr. Morimoto opens the symposium.

Earlier this year we hosted our second educational symposium on the popular topic of in vitro maturation (IVM) at Pacifico International Conference Center in Yokohama, Japan. It followed the successful reception of last year’s New Perspectives on IVM session at the 5th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction in Brisbane, Australia. IVM: Still…

July 1st, 2015
Managing PPH: A physician's perspective on the Cook Bakri Postpartum Balloon

The World Health Statistics 2015 indicate that hemorrhage remains one of the leading causes of maternal death. The Bakri® Postpartum Balloon is designed to temporarily control or reduce postpartum uterine bleeding when conservative management is warranted. In the video below, we hear from two experienced physicians who regularly use the Bakri Postpartum Balloon to manage postpartum hemorrhage….

May 28th, 2015
Components of Cook Cervical Ripening Balloon with Stylet

Take a look at our procedural animation of the Cook® Cervical Ripening Balloon with Stylet. The Cook Cervical Ripening Balloon with Stylet offers a simple method for cervical ripening when cervical conditions are unfavorable. The stylet provides added control during placement. For more information and Instructions For Use please click here.  

May 1st, 2015
Prof. Dr. Michel De Vos

You can now view Prof. Dr. Michel De Vos’s presentation ‘IVM of oocytes in women with PCOS from a clinician’s perspective’ on the Cook Medical YouTube channel. The presentation was recorded as part of a Cook Medical educational symposium at Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. A full list of referenced work…

March 16th, 2015
Chinese team

The Greater China Reproductive Health team gathered in Taiwan to make plans ahead of the Chinese New Year–on February 19­–the Year of the Sheep. Given the huge geographical scale of the territory, the meeting was a fantastic opportunity for the team to come together and meet with colleagues and distribution partners to forecast for the…

March 16th, 2015
Bakri PPH Balloon

In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital hosted a workshop on the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage.  Cook Medical’s distribution partner, NAFA Medical, joined Dr. Afshan Qazi, consultant obstetrician at the hospital, to deliver a series of hands-on training sessions using the Bakri™ Postpartum Balloon.  The workshop was attended by over 55 obstetricians…

March 16th, 2015

Cook Medical would like to invite you to attend a sponsored luncheon symposium, IVM: Still Experimental or Ready for Clinical Use?  The symposium will take place on 28 April 2015 at the PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Center, from 12:30 – 15:00. Places are subject to availability. IVM: Still Experimental or Ready for Clinical Use? is hosted…

December 18th, 2014
Dr Goldstein pictured with the Cook team (l-r) Anna Campo, Ana Lozano, Andrea Haynes, Patricia Rollan, and Laura Robinson at ISUOG 2014.

In September, the Reproductive Health team attended the 24th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Barcelona, Spain (ISUOG). The congress recorded over 3000 registered professionals who travelled to Barcelona not just from all over Spain, but also from South America, and even Asia. It was a particularly special meeting for our team…

December 18th, 2014
Prof. Franken

On October 10, our distributor partner Jaffar Pharmacy hosted an assisted reproductive technology (ART) workshop. Over 25 ART professionals including embryologists and lab technicians from all over Bahrain came together to learn from expert Prof. Daniel Franken PhD. Prof. Daniel Franken was a key member of the WHO task force for standardizing semen analysis. During…

December 18th, 2014

We would like to notify our valued customers of a name and reference part number change to the Sydney IVF Embryo Transfer Catheter and Obturator range. Please note that the catheter materials and packaging have not changed. The product remains the same. As soon as these codes are available in your region, your local sales…

December 18th, 2014
Sam Goldberg, Getter Bio-Med Ltd , Cindy Dosen, Stephanie Evers, Vonda Brabner, and Ted Lloyd-Jones at the Cook Medical booth, ASRM 2014.

    The 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine  (ASRM) took place October 18-22 in Honolulu, Hawaii.The meeting’s theme “Surfing the Waves of Change,” focused on not just the challenges, but also exciting new opportunities for development that change within reproductive healthcare can provide. It was truly a global audience in…

September 1st, 2014
REDLARA Ecuador booth 2

The summer months were busy for our Latin American Reproductive Health team, with two national meetings of the REDLARA (the Latin American Network of Assisted Reproduction).  The first meeting, themed “New Frontiers in Assisted Reproduction,” took place in Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 25-26. It was well attended with approximately 500 attendees from the Assisted Reproductive Technology…

August 15th, 2014
E-newsletter sign up page

Hello, Would you like to hear from us? We post our subscribers an e-newsletter full of events and product information for the global Reproductive Health industry four times a year. Our quarterly e-newsletter is just enough to keep you informed, without overloading your inbox! If you would like to join our subscriber list, just fill in…

July 7th, 2014
Jose Miguel del Rey

The 2014 annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) was a very special event. The society was celebrating its 30thannual meeting, and our team was celebrating the first international congress under the new brand direction of Reproductive Health. Attendees and exhibitors travelled from all around Europe, the Middle East, Africa,…

June 18th, 2014
IVM session

On March 17- 18, Justin Renfrow, global product manager, accompanied Hugo Patti, regional manager for Latin America, to Colombia to take part in the country’s national initiative of reducing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). There, they hosted a hands-on session using an anatomical model to train customers in the use of the Bakri® postpartum hemorrhage balloon. The session…

June 18th, 2014
NAFA medical at SOGS 2014

From April 1-5, 2014, the Cook team, accompanied by distribution partner NAFA Medical, travelled to Jeddah to attend the 23rd Annual SOGS meeting. The meeting, “New Horizons in Women’s Health Care”, was attended by physicians and academics from health sectors including Ministry of Health hospitals, National Guard hospitals, and universities. “The most popular products were…

June 18th, 2014
ObstiHook™ Product Illustration

From April 26-30, 2014, the 2014 Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) took place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois, and attracted over 5,500 attendees. The meeting mainly focused on pelvic risk assessment and cancer screening, so many visited the Cook booth to discuss the Goldstein…

June 1st, 2014
IVM session

On April 3, 2014, Cook hosted a pre-symposium educational session on in-vitro maturation (IVM) at the 5th Congress of the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) in Brisbane, Australia. The session addressed the exciting research developments and current clinical approaches in the field of IVM. The session was chaired by Associate Professor Jeremy Thompson,…

May 2nd, 2014

We have merged our Obstetrics, Gynecology and Assisted Reproductive Technology product lines, ensuring a comprehensive offering of medical devices for the reproductive system. At Cook Medical, we are committed to education, research, and continued physician collaboration to enhance patient care for women and men throughout their reproductive lives. Our products cover 12 potential stages of…

April 29th, 2014

Genesis Bank, the family cell banking service provided by Cook General Bio Technology (CGBT), can help your patients to plan for their future. The arrival of a new baby can often prompt patients to consider the future health of their family. Genesis Bank could play an important role in your patient’s future family healthcare, as researchers…

April 29th, 2014

From dilation and amniotomy to the management of life-threatening postpartum hemorrhage, we develop devices to improve maternal patient care. Founder Bill Cook’s belief in solving complex problems in simple ways continues to instruct the development of our labor and delivery products. The Bakri™ Postpartum Balloon is used as treatment for postpartum hemorrhage when conservative management…

April 29th, 2014

In 1997, the Harrison Fetal Bladder Stent Set was granted a humanitarian device exemption from the FDA. Cook Medical was the first manufacturer to receive FDA approval to market a humanitarian device. The stent set was designed to treat fetal postvesicular obstructive uropathy. Cook developed the set with renowned pediatric surgeon Dr. Michael Harrison from…

April 29th, 2014

Our embryo transfer catheter line began in Australia during the early 1980s, when we produced a purpose–built, non-toxic PTFE catheter. Collaborating with experts in the field of assisted reproductive technology, we created our first IVF product—the Monash Embryo Transfer Set. Today we continue to deliver quality catheters that facilitate the delicate process of embryo transfer….

April 29th, 2014

The MINC™ benchtop incubator and sequential culture media system are designed to replicate the fallopian tube environment as closely as possible. In 1995, the innovative Cook Medical MINC benchtop incubator had a transformational effect on the IVF community. Since then, Cook has become a leader in incubation and has set a benchmark for quality assurance. Developed…

April 29th, 2014

Our glass and flexible polycarbonate micro-manipulation pipettes meet the demand for quality and precision during delicate procedures. The glass pipettes are designed for ICSI, blastomere or trophectoderm biopsy, zona pellucida dissection, and other micro-manipulation procedures. Cook Flexipet® pipettes are made of flexible polycarbonate and used for denuding and manipulating gametes and embryos. For your convenience,…

April 29th, 2014

Our sequential culture media system contains formulations for each stage of oocyte fertilization, embryo development, and embryo transfer. Cook Medical was one of the first companies to provide a three-step sequential culture media system, which we launched in 1998.  Since then we have continued to collaborate with physicians, scientists, and embryologists. This collaboration ensures that…

April 29th, 2014

Because oocytes are extremely sensitive to environmental stress, we designed our complete ovum aspiration system to help you rapidly and accurately retrieve oocytes while minimizing temperature loss. We manufacture aspiration pumps and needles, vacuum lines, test-tube heaters, filters, and follicle flush buffer. These products are designed to work together as a complete and optimized system….

April 29th, 2014

We manufacture a range of catheters specifically designed for performing intrauterine insemination (IUI). Our comprehensive IUI catheter line accommodates physician preferences with various configurations, sizes, and rigidities. The catheters are developed specifically for use in IUI, and they are designed to have clear depth markers and malleable tips to fit into different size anatomies.  To…

April 29th, 2014

We endeavour to provide physicians with medical devices that are suitable for both routine and infrequent use in gynecologic procedures and have the benefit of Cook’s years of clinical experience. Our catheters, biopsy needles, injection needles, and silicone drains can support physicians in delivering a consistently high standard of treatment. Whether you aspirate during hysteroscopic…

April 29th, 2014

Investigating the potential barriers to a successful pregnancy requires a comprehensive approach. Cook Medical can provide physicians with catheters and needles that are designed for male fertility testing. The Silber Aspiration Catheter allows physicians to aspirate epididymal fluid directly from the patient. The LabCath™ Catheter allows physicians to aspirate fluid from vials in order to…

April 29th, 2014

Our diagnostic testing devices are designed to aid in identifying the potential barriers to optimum reproductive health. Infertility and abnormal uterine bleeding can be investigated with our comprehensive range of diagnostic catheters, cannulas, and wire guides. By focusing on achieving controlled placement and improved visualization, Cook Medical has created products that assist physicians throughout sonohysterography,…

February 27th, 2014

A pre-symposium session, ASPIRE 2014 Join us to discuss new clinical approaches and improvements in the future of in-vitro maturation. The session, chaired by Associate Professor Jeremy Thompson, Head of the Early Development Group within the School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health at the University of Adelaide, will explore current best practices and consider the…

February 23rd, 2014

Last November, the Cook Medical team ran a Vista workshop in Jordan for physicians and midwives. Organized in conjunction with Greenland Medical, the workshop was led by Andrea Haynes, field product specialist. It provided over 35 healthcare professionals with the opportunity to learn more about our obstetrics and gynecology product range. Also on hand on…

February 15th, 2014
10 Booth photo from MEFS 2013

The 20th Annual MEFS meeting took place in November at the King Hussein Bin Tala Convention Center, Dead Sea, Jordan. Reham Al Hadad with distribution partner Tareq Co, and Sameer Kharma and Anas Ali with distribution partner Greenland Medical, joined our team at the booth. Attendees traveled from all over the Middle East. Many visited…

February 13th, 2014
10 Jeremy Thompson with Award

The Adelaide Innovation Champion Awards recognize organizations that are working with the University of Adelaide to change the world through research and development. The Cook Medical team, with Associate Professor Jeremy Thompson and Associate Professor Rob Gilchrist of the University of Adelaide, received the award on October 25 for its work on oocyte in vitro…

October 1st, 2013

Prof. Chris Georgiou of the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, spoke at the 125th meeting of the Kanto Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Japan. His lecture, “Balloon tamponade technology in the management of postpartum hemorrhage: Methodology, mechanisms of action and future fertility,” was well received by the attending physicians. Dr. Naohiro Kanayama of…

September 4th, 2013

Michael Lee, director of laboratories at Fertility Solutions in Boston, made the switch from traditional large-scale incubation units in 2009. Within six months, significantly improved results confirmed he made the right decision.* After 4 years of using MINC benchtop incubators, we asked him to share his top five tips for getting the most out of…

September 4th, 2013

The 29th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology took place at the ExCeL Centre in London from July 7-10. The Women’s Health team was represented by managers from over 18 countries, who spoke 15 different languages. Physicians, researchers, embryologists, and lab technicians visited the booth to discuss their experience with…

September 4th, 2013

Through collaboration with Prent Corporation, we created safe, sterile, and—vital to a busy operating room—easy-to-open recyclable packaging for the Cook Bakri Postpartum Balloon with Rapid Instillation Components. The new package design makes it possible for more than one staff member to simultaneously begin using different parts of the device. This saves precious time and enables…

June 18th, 2013

The month of May brought us to New Orleans for the 61st Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 2013. At our booth, we spoke with visiting physicians, invited their feedback, and introduced our ObstiHook Amnion Perforator. We showcased product samples from our obstetrics and gynecology line, allowing physicians to become comfortable…

June 18th, 2013

Why was the ObstiHook created? First, our team focused on the patient’s welfare. The ObstiHook design features a rounded tip and a recessed hook to protect the fetus’ head and the mother’s uterine anatomy. Secondly, we addressed the physician’s needs by offering added flexibility and control. In a busy environment, a physician can manuever the…

January 9th, 2013

It’s no secret that our Bakri Postpartum Balloon saves lives, and in life-and-death situations, every second counts. Our engineers kept this in mind when they improved the product by adding rapid instillation components. The engineers didn’t stop with the product, though: In collaboration with Prent Corporation, they created safe, sterile, and—vital to a busy operating room—easy-to-open…

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