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Cook Medical to aggressively expand in India

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  • To Set Up Three New Centers In Mumbai, New Delhi And Chennai Through Indian Arm Cook India
  • Also to introduce innovative products in Heart Care and Women’s Health

Cook Medical, a global manufacturer, innovator and distributor of minimally invasive medical device technology for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, has drawn up major expansion plans in India setting up three brand new offices and warehousing facilities in Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai through its Indian arm Cook Medical India.

Cook Medical is also introducing some new innovative products in Heart care and Women’s Health. With the increasing implantation of cardiac rhythm management devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) throughout Asia, the need to extract problematic cardiac leads is also growing. Lead Management products from Cook Medical play a role in this space and may facilitate the minimally-invasive removal of dysfunctional or infected cardiac leads.

The company’s Women’s Health business unit is also playing a critical role in combating diseases affecting mothers during pregnancy and delivery with innovative products like the Bakri Postpartum Haemorrhage Balloon for the treatment of Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), defined as bleeding that occurs immediately after the placenta is delivered, remains one of the leading causes of maternal death in both developed and developing countries. In fact, 136,000 women are estimated to die during or after childbirth in India every year with PPH the most commonly reported complication and the leading cause of death (29.6%)1.

he company is also expanding into Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai to enable hospitals, physicians and patients’ to gain better access to Cook India’s wide range of high-quality medical devices. The expansion will also help Cook India scale up its operations in the country and build on its broad and innovative product offering.

The three centers will be inaugurated by Mr Rod Solomons, Trade and Investment Commissioner to South Asia, Government of Queensland, Australia, Mr.

Barry Thomas, Vice-President Cook Medical, Director – Asia Pacific and Mr. R. Suresh, Country Director, Cook Medical India.

Announcing Cook India’s expansion plans, Mr. Barry Thomas, Vice President, Cook Medical and Director Asia Pacific, says, “We are excited to announce the expansion of our Indian operations and the opportunities it creates to increase support to our current customers and provide capacity for significant new business”.

“Our focus, as a company, is increasingly on emerging markets and India is certainly a key part of that given the abundance of opportunities available to provide world-class medical devices to Indian patients,” Mr Thomas said.

“As a key market for us, we are making significant investments in infrastructure, technology and people in order to better understand local needs and partner with physicians and hospitals to deliver solutions that will enhance patient outcomes,” he said.

Cook Medical has been serving the Indian market since 1979, forging a strong presence in the country. Cook India now contributes around US$9 million each year with strong growth of over 20% forecast.

R. Suresh, Country Director of Cook Medical India and recent lifetime achievement award recipient from the Indian Society of Radiographers says the strong performance and growth prospects reflect the incredible need and desire for innovative devices in India that resolve important clinical issues and deliver improved patient outcomes.

“This expansion is another sign of our continuing dedication to India and to our patient-first philosophy. I am confident the new offices and warehousing facilities will help Cook India play an important role in bringing the latest, high-quality medical devices to India,” Mr Suresh said.

First Published: Thu, June 16 2011. 11:11 IST