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Reproductive Health

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Product Bakri® Postpartum Balloon procedural video

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Our VISTA® training program offers you a variety of collaborative learning opportunities.

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Cook Cervical Ripening Balloon with Stylet

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Upcoming Events
63rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Reproductive Medicine
September 6, 2018 - September 7, 2018
Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
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Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) Annual Conference
September 9, 2018 - September 12, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2018
October 6, 2018 - October 10, 2018
Denver, Colorado
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Annual Congress of International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) 2018
October 20, 2018 - October 24, 2018
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FEMECOG (Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Obstetricia y Ginecología)
November 11, 2018 - November 15, 2018
Mexico City, Mexico
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Latest News

August 7th, 2018

Distinguished experts in IVF presented some of their latest research at the Alpha 2018 12th Biennial Conference from 17-20 May. About 400 attendees gathered in Reykjavik, Iceland, for presentations on sperm DNA fragmentation, mosaicism, mitochondria, cryobiology, effective lab design, and dietary considerations for IVF patients. For those who could not attend, we summarized some of…

July 23rd, 2018

Take a look at our procedural animation of the Bakri® Postpartum Balloon with Rapid Instillation Components. The Bakri Postpartum Balloon with Rapid Installation Components is used to provide temporary control or reduction of postpartum uterine bleeding when conservative management is warranted. The rapid instillation components facilitation the inflation of the balloon. For more information and…

March 28th, 2018
Sydney IVF Culture Oil

Culture oil may seem like a simple product, but it’s not. Even though it has only one ingredient—mineral oil—it requires extensive processing, testing, and careful handling to establish and maintain its purity. The difference between standard mineral oil and culture oil is kind of like the difference between tap water and ultrapure water. The stakes…

March 9th, 2018
Reproductive Health catalog

The interactive PDF of Cook Medical’s new Reproductive Health catalog contains order information and specifications for products in these categories: Diagnostic procedures Gynecologic surgery Intrauterine insemination Ovum aspiration Culture media Microtools Incubation Embryo transfer Fetal intervention and genetic testing Labor and delivery Download the version for the US Download the version for outside the US

June 30th, 2017

The K-MINC-1000 Benchtop Incubator logger software is a PC-based program that monitors the operating state of up to 10 MINC incubators during the incubation period. View MINC Product Information » K-MINC-1000 Instructions for Use » Download MINC Incubator PC Logger Software »   Note: The software cannot be used to control the device and does…

June 30th, 2017

We extensively test our Sydney IVF Culture Oil to ensure quality, and we’ve created this white paper to explain what we do and how we do it. The white paper details the tests we perform, the test methods we use, and many other safeguards we take in processing, packaging, and transporting the oil to ensure that it…

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.  

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

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
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…

July 7th, 2014

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

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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