Eli Lilly, Roche, device makers collaborate on new public-private research institute in Indiana

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Eli Lilly, Roche, device makers collaborate on new public-private research institute in Indiana

May 30, 2013 5:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Roche and Eli Lilly are among major life science players in Indiana putting resources behind a public-private research institute that would discover and develop new health innovations. Industry leaders from…


Cook Medical launches pulmonary endoscopic device to help diagnose lung cancer earlier

Cook Medical launches pulmonary endoscopic device to help diagnose lung cancer earlier

February 26, 2014 8:30 am by | 0 Comments

“MedCity News has partnered with BioCrossroads to provide coverage focused on Indiana’s next generation of growth and innovation in life sciences” Cook Medical announced the launch of its EchoTip ProCore…


Cook Medical, Purdue fuel $12M fund for life sciences startups

Cook Medical, Purdue fuel $12M fund for life sciences startups

February 4, 2014 6:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Two Indiana heavyweights announced a partnership that means more funds for life science startups in the Hoosier state. Cook Medical and the Purdue Research Foundation will pair up again to…



WaPo on why medical device excise tax is ‘weak’

WaPo on why medical device excise tax is ‘weak’

October 15, 2013 9:07 am by | 0 Comments

Armed with a map and stats from John Eckberg, Cook Medical media relations director, the Washington Post’s Wonk Blog editor Ezra Klein makes  a convincing argument for why the medical…


Coats calls for repeal of Obamacare tax (surprise!) to defend Indiana’s 300 device companies

Coats calls for repeal of Obamacare tax (surprise!) to defend Indiana’s 300 device companies

July 29, 2013 10:01 am by | 1 Comments

Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) has taken to the newspapers, but instead of crying “Extra! Extra!” sounds the call of “Too much is enough.” Unsurprisingly, Coats, who opposes Obamacare (he’s the…


Cook Medical is first to win FDA approval of drug-eluting stent for peripheral artery disease

Cook Medical is first to win FDA approval of drug-eluting stent for peripheral artery disease

November 15, 2012 4:39 pm by | 0 Comments

Cook Medical has received FDA approval for the first drug-eluting stent to treat peripheral artery disease in the U.S. The Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent is a self-expanding metal stent…


Cook Medical opens 10th business unit focused on devices for head and neck surgeries

Cook Medical opens 10th business unit focused on devices for head and neck surgeries

September 10, 2012 9:00 am by | 1 Comments

It may have shelved its manufacturing expansion plans earlier this summer, but Cook Medical Inc. is expanding in other ways, launching a new strategic business unit to develop innovative medical…


ACA’s 2013 medical device tax has already killed jobs, expansion plans

ACA’s 2013 medical device tax has already killed jobs, expansion plans

April 16, 2012 8:00 am by | 6 Comments

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a new 2.3% tax on the U.S. sale of medical devices beginning in 2013.  The tax was included to raise $20…



Basketball or biomedicine? Indiana’s March Madness schools win at both

Basketball or biomedicine? Indiana’s March Madness schools win at both

March 15, 2012 11:53 am by | 1 Comments

What do Purdue University, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame have in common — besides that they’re Indiana teams playing the 2012 NCAA tournament? They’re all great schools…


Cook Medical’s GI stent granted FDA 510(k) clearance

Cook Medical’s GI stent granted FDA 510(k) clearance

October 18, 2011 5:57 pm by | 0 Comments

A gastrointestinal stent from Cook Medical now has 510 (k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in patients suffering GI obstructions caused by cancer. Bloomington, Indiana-based…


Cook Medical caps capital investment in U.S., cites medical device tax

Cook Medical caps capital investment in U.S., cites medical device tax

October 14, 2011 11:36 am by | 0 Comments

When the topic of the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax arises, Cook Medical‘s Scott Sewell is quick to frame the discussion around jobs. Of Bloomington, Indiana-based Cook’s roughly 10,000…


WebMD… the next takeover target? (Morning Read)

WebMD… the next takeover target? (Morning Read)

September 27, 2010 8:28 am by | 0 Comments

WedbMD’s consumer portal ranks as the top health site on the Web, and the company’s financials are very healthy. It could be an attractive target for any offline media company that wanted to make a splash in an online category that performed well even during the midst of the recession, suggests paidContent.org.


Best of MedCitizens: Meaningful use and innovation

Best of MedCitizens: Meaningful use and innovation

July 31, 2010 4:14 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

Every week MedCity News highlights the best of its MedCitizens: syndication partners and MedCity News readers who also contribute to MedCityNews.com. The MedCitizens are sponsored by MyPRGenie, the only Do-It-Yourself,…


Cook Medical: From past to present to future

Cook Medical: From past to present to future

July 26, 2010 8:54 pm by | 0 Comments

Cook Medical Group and Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX) both got their start with catheter-based devices, but the medical device giants’ similarities don’t stop there. As Boston Scientific founder John Abele…


Boston Scientific co-founder Abele on innovation, healthcare reform

Boston Scientific co-founder Abele on innovation, healthcare reform

June 11, 2010 12:40 pm by | 0 Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. co-founder John Abele, in the second installment of a lengthy interview, on the early days with Peter Nicholas, his take on demands for increased transparency and his…