Cook Medical and Ambu A/S Announce Collaboration to Address Endoscope-Related Infections

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cook Medical and Ambu A/S have agreed on terms to enter into a
partnership under which Cook will distribute Ambu’s single-use,
disposable duodenoscope in the U.S., following FDA clearance. The scope
is currently being developed by Ambu to help address infections caused
by cross-contamination.* Since 2015, U.S. regulatory authorities have
increased their focus on endoscope cross-contamination, particularly
reusable endoscopes for gastrointestinal use.

The use of reusable endoscopes can pose a contamination risk to patients
because the devices are difficult to reprocess between uses.
Alternatively, single-use scopes could have a significant impact on
device-related infections and improve hospital workflows because they do
not require cleaning or repair.

“Our mission is to improve patient care and we were looking for a
solution to reduce the risk of infections associated with the use of
reusable endoscopes,” said Barry Slowey, vice president of Cook
Medical’s Endoscopy business. “Our collaboration with Ambu is based on a
shared goal to enhance patient safety.”

“This is a significant milestone towards our vision of a single-use ERCP
solution,” said Juan Jose Gonzalez, CEO of Ambu. “Together with
Cook Medical we plan to bring single-use endoscopes to patients
undergoing ERCP procedures, to reduce the risk of serious

No further details about the agreement will be disclosed at this time.

*Ambu is currently pursuing regulatory clearance from the U.S. FDA for
its single-use duodenoscope. These products are currently not available
for sale in the U.S. Expected release for sale is before end of
September 2020.

About Cook Medical

Since 1963, Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop
technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we are
combining medical devices, biologic materials and cellular therapies to
help the world’s healthcare systems deliver better outcomes more
efficiently. We have always remained family owned so that we have the
freedom to focus on what we care about: patients, our employees and our
communities. Find out more at cookmedical.com,
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About Ambu

Since 1937, breakthrough ideas have fuelled our work on bringing
efficient healthcare solutions to life. This is what we create within
our fields of excellence – Visualization, Anaesthesia, and Patient
Monitoring & Diagnostics. The manifestations of our efforts range from
early inventions like the Ambu Bag™ resuscitator and the legendary
BlueSensor™ electrodes to our newest landmark solutions like the Ambu®
aScope™ – the world’s first single-use flexible endoscope. Headquartered
near Copenhagen in Denmark, Ambu employs approximately 2,700 people in
Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific. For more information, please
visit www.ambu.com
or Ambu
A/S on LinkedIn


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Marketing and Communications, Cook Medical
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