Cook Medical

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

“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 Endobronchial Needle, an endoscopic device that will help physicians and pathologists diagnose lung cancer earlier. It’s the first endobronchial ultrasound needle in the U.S. that […]

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

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 create the Foundry Investment Fund, a $12-million not-for-profit “evergreen investment fund to support Purdue-based life sciences companies,” according to a press release. This isn’t the […]

Devices & Diagnostics

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

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 said that its Evolution Duodenal Controlled-Release Stent will be available for patients experiencing gastric outlet obstruction (GOO), a late-stage complication of GI-related cancers. Pancreatic […]


WebMD… the next takeover target? (Morning Read)

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