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 News Release - November 7, 2006

Cook Incorporated Introduces Its Airway Exchange Catheter with Soft Tip to Minimize Tracheal Trauma

Company's Latest Airway Exchange Catheter Improves Tube Exchange and Allows for Better Ventilation

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Cook Incorporated, the world's largest private medical device company, announced today the availability of the Cook Airway Exchange Catheter with Soft Tip for use in uncomplicated, atraumatic endotracheal tube exchange.

The Cook Airway Exchange Catheter with Soft Tip offers an extra firm catheter which facilitates the exchange of double lumen tubes. The distal seven centimeters of this newest Cook Airway Exchange Catheter are flexible to optimize oxygenation and ventilation, while minimizing the risk of tracheal trauma.

"Cook's commitment to patients is reflected in the continued innovation of our Cook Airway Exchange Catheters product line," said Bruce Gingles, Global Leader of Cook Critical Care. "This latest catheter provides physicians with yet another device for improving patient care by providing ventilation and secure airway control."

Centimeter marks on Cook Airway Exchange Catheters facilitate accurate placement of the catheter with shortened endotracheal tubes. The blunt tip of this catheter is atraumatic to internal structures and the removable Rapi-Fit Adapter allows for a ventilatory device if necessary during the exchange procedure. In addition, the through-lumen design of the Cook Airway Exchange Catheters with distal sideports helps to ensure adequate air flow.

Availability

The Cook Airway Exchange Catheter with Soft Tip is available for immediate shipment.

About Cook Incorporated

The world's largest privately held manufacturer of medical devices with international headquarters in Bloomington, Ind., Cook (www.Cookmedical.com/) is a leading designer, manufacturer and global distributor of minimally invasive medical device technology for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Since its founding in 1963, Cook has created innovative technologies for drug-eluting and bare metal stents, aortic and vascular endografts, catheters, wire guides, introducer needles and sheaths, embolization coils, medical biomaterials and contract manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals, vena cava filters and other minimally invasive medical devices for radiology, cardiology, urology and women's health, critical care medicine, surgery, gastroenterology, bone access and endovascular therapies.


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