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Product Bakri® Postpartum Balloon procedural video

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Cook Cervical Ripening Balloon with Stylet

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Upcoming Events
ACOG Armed Forces District Annual Meeting
September 7, 2019 - September 11, 2019
San Diego, California, United States
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Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) Annual Conference 2019
September 14, 2019 - September 18, 2019
Hobart, Tasmania
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Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) 2019 Annual Meeting
September 19, 2019 - September 21, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH) 9th Annual Clinical Meeting
September 21, 2019 - September 25, 2019
La Jolla, California, United States
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12th Pacific Society for Reproductive Medicine (PSRM) Biennial Congress
September 25, 2019 - September 27, 2019
Pattaya, Thailand
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ACOG Districts IV, VII & XI Annual Meeting
September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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ACOG District I Annual Meeting
October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019
Rockport, Maine, United States
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American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Scientific Congress & Expo 2019
October 12, 2019 - October 16, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Annual Scientific Meeting
October 13, 2019 - October 16, 2019
Melbourne, Australia
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27th Congress of the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG)
May 14, 2020 - May 16, 2020
Bergen, Norway
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Latest News

March 20th, 2019

  The Bakri Postpartum Balloon with Rapid Instillation Components is used to provide temporary control or reduction of postpartum uterine bleeding when conservative management is warranted. This resource page includes videos and documents on the use and benefits of the Bakri balloon.     Brochure         Handout       Poster      …

October 22nd, 2018

  The Cook® Cervical Ripening Balloon with Stylet (CRBS) is used for mechanical dilation of the cervical canal prior to labor induction at term when the cervix is unfavorable for induction. This resource page includes a procedural video and several documents on the use and benefits of the CRBS. For patients: Visit the American College…

October 19th, 2018

Because the Cook Cervical Ripening Balloon (CRB) is indicated for mechanical cervical dilation prior to induction, we’re sometimes asked about the difference between labor induction and cervical preparation. Many physicians say that when you decide to intervene by preparing the cervix, you’ve started the induction. Labor is a continuum of overlapping phases rather than a…

September 14th, 2018

Providing and supporting education worldwide is one of our top priorities. Here’s an overview of our educational initiatives in reproductive health in 2018. European Union Quality control is the key to achieving consistent results in the ART lab. In partnership with guest embryologists, Cook Medical is holding a series of workshops on quality management later…

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
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…

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…

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 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

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

Our customers talked, we listened, and our engineers developed the Guardia Access Nano embryo transfer catheter. Building on our experience with the Guardia™ Access ET Catheter, our team developed a product to accommodate patients who have smaller cervical anatomy. The Guardia Access Nano offers more flexibility and is available in two lengths: a standard 24…

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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