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Cook Medical Announces Entuit™ Enteral Feeding Products to Simplify Enteral Feeding for Physicians and Patients in Canada

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cook Medical has developed a new product line that is designed to be comfortable for patients and to simplify enteral feeding procedures for physicians. Enteral feeding, or tube feeding, is needed when patients can't get enough nutrition. The Entuit™ enteral feeding products were made to be intuitive for patients to use. With this launch, Cook Medical can now provide a full line of products for gastrostomy feeding.

“For patients and caretakers, feeding tubes are a large part of everyday life. By designing a line of products that are simple for physicians and comfortable for patients, hopefully we've made managing tube feeds it just a bit easier.”

The Entuit Thrive Balloon Gastrostomy Feeding Tube has an in-line shaft that may reduce the need to over dilate when physicians place and replace feeding tubes. The Entuit Secure Suture Anchor Sets were designed with two options, a standard suture anchor and an adjustable-tension suture anchor. The standard suture anchor can be quickly tightened to secure the stomach wall to the abdomen. The adjustable-tension suture anchor includes a locking mechanism that enables the physician to change the tension until the amount of tension is comfortable for the patient. The Entuit Start Initial Placement Set includes all of the components that are necessary to start a gastrostomy procedure. The Entuit Stoma Measuring Device, which can be ordered separately, helps the physician measure the length of a stoma.

“The Entuit product line was developed to better serve patients who are living with feeding tubes,” said Dan Sirota, vice president and global leader of Cook Medical’s Interventional Radiology and Critical Care divisions. “For patients and caretakers, feeding tubes are a large part of everyday life. By designing a line of products that are simple for physicians and comfortable for patients, hopefully we've made managing tube feeds it just a bit easier.”

With this product launch, Cook Medical can now provide a full line of products for gastrostomy feeding. Entuit enteral feeding products will be available for sale in Canada on November 1, 2013.

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 about the company, visit www.cookmedical.com. Follow Cook Medical on Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow Cook Medical Interventional Radiology on Twitter as well.

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Marsha Lovejoy, 812-339-2235 ext. 2750
Manager, Public Relations and Patient Advocacy
marsha.lovejoy@cookmedical.com