Believing in better, simpler treatments
There are common themes across every medical specialty we support: patients want to get better and physicians want simpler, more effective options. That is why we work hard to improve our minimally invasive medical devices and the way they are delivered to hospitals and physicians around the world.
We are family owned, but we are not small. More than 10,000 people around the world call themselves Cook employees, and we work with many distributors who we consider an extension of Cook. Our sales representatives can be found in most countries through Europe.
We have been manufacturing products in Europe since 1969, and our products are available across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Being a family-owned business, we do what is best for the patient. We have the freedom to work through a problem for as long as it takes to find the simplest solution.
Interesting Facts about Cook Medical
- Cook’s first European location was in Søborg, Denmark.
- The staff members at our Ireland location are from 28 different countries.
- Our EMEA Delivery Centre ships more than six million products annually to more than 100 countries.
- There are more than 10,000 Cook Medical employees globally.
Since 1963, Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Here, you will have the chance to meet some of our physician collaborators whose innovative products have impacted the field of airway management.
Dr Richard Melker
‘If you become an inventor, you do it your whole life’.
Dr Melker reveals the inspiration behind his emergency airway products.
Dr. George Arndt
“Try to build some kind of model in your head.”
Dr. Arndt offers advice for aspiring inventors.
Dr. George Arndt is an anesthesiologist based in Madison, Wisconsin. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and has been in practice for more than 30 years. A prolific inventor with a number of issued patents, Dr. Arndt has worked closely with Cook to bring several airway products to market, including the Arndt Airway Exchange Catheter
(1998). He has also played a key role in the development of Cook’s Arndt Endobronchial Blocker
Professor Peter Charters
“A great idea can come from anywhere.”
Professor Charters discusses the collaborative process of product development.
Professor Peter Charters received his medical degree from the University of Liverpool and completed undergraduate studies in mathematics from Oxford University. He has worked in anesthesiology and intensive care since 1982 at a number of institutions, including Arrowe Park, Royal Liverpool, Walton, and Aintree hospitals. A member of the Difficult Airway Society, Professor Charters currently conducts anesthesia courses at Aintree and Warrington hospitals in England and at the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland and is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and society meetings. He was awarded the Dudley Buxton Medal for “meritorious work in anaesthesia or in a science contributing to the progress of anaesthesia” by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Professor Charters teamed up with Cook to develop the Aintree Intubation Catheter
Have an idea for a product? Cook can help make it a reality.