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Products reinforce Cook's commitment to the field of interventional radiology

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 4:45am
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2012-- Cook Medical is pleased to announce the introduction of two bone biopsy products, the Osteo-Site(R)Ratchet(TM) and the Osteo-Site(R) coaxial bone biopsy needle set, at the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco. The launch of these new devices further amplifies Cook's full line of bone biopsy needles while emphasizing Cook's commitment to interventional radiology by meeting the diverse procedural needs of this medical specialty.

WHEN:March 24-29, 2012 WHERE:Cook Medical booth ?918 Moscone Center 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 WHAT:At SIR, Cook Medical is pleased to introduce: -- Osteo-Site Ratchet: The Osteo-Site Ratchet, a bone biopsy and infusion needle set, is one of the newest entrants in Cook Medical's full line of ultrasharp Osteo-Site needles. The ratchet-style 360-degree unidirectional drilling action and spade tip design allows manual drilling into hard bone without loss of pressure or control.

-- Osteo-Site Coaxial Bone Biopsy Needle Set: The Osteo-Site Coaxial Bone Biopsy Needle Set features a 14 and 16 gage biopsy cannula, which includes a trephine tip to allow coaxial biopsy. The needle set is compatible with any standard Osteo-Site(TM) outer cannula size (11 or 13 gage).

Cook Medical has a vast array of bone access, biopsy and special purpose needles. These ultrasharp needles are specifically designed to penetrate the bone without causing undue trauma.

"As a company, Cook remains committed to innovating devices that streamline procedures for interventional radiologists," said Dan Sirota, vice president and global leader of Cook Medical's Interventional Radiology and Critical Care divisions. "We're pleased to introduce these products at SIR to help the interventional radiology community expand treatment options and improve patients' lives every day." About Cook Medical A global pioneer in medical breakthroughs, Cook Medical is committed to creating effective solutions that benefit millions of patients worldwide. Today, we combine medical devices, drugs, biologic grafts and cell therapies across more than 16,000 products serving more than 40 medical specialties. Founded in 1963 by a visionary who put patient needs and ethical business practices first,Cook is a family-owned company that has created more than 10,000 jobs worldwide. For more information, visit www.cookmedical.com. Follow Cook Medical on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About the Society of Interventional Radiology Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-ray, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, such as in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine. Today, interventional oncology is a growing specialty area of interventional radiology. Interventional radiologists can deliver treatments for cancer directly to the tumor without significant side effects or damage to nearby normal tissue.

Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. Visit www.SIRweb.org.

The Society of Interventional Radiology is holding its 37th Annual Scientific Meeting March 24-29 at Moscone Center, San Francisco, Calif. The theme of the meeting is "IR Evidence," chosen to reflect interventional radiology's gathering, presenting and discussing results of care-changing investigations.

CONTACT: Cook Medical Marsha Lovejoy, 812-339-2235, ext. 2750 Manager, Public Relations and Patient Advocacy marsha.lovejoy@cookmedical.com or Racepoint Group, Inc.

Cheri Keith, 781-487-4672 ckeith@racepointgroup.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES ONCOLOGY RADIOLOGY SOURCE: Cook Medical Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 03/26/2012 08:35 AM/DISC: 03/26/2012 08:35 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120326005807/

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