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Cook launches EchoTip AcuCore™ EUS Biopsy Needle for precision gastrointestinal lesion biopsies

Cook Medical launched the next-generation EchoTip AcuCore™ Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Biopsy Needle in the United States. As Cook changes to better serve our customers, we look forward to developing and offering products for a wider variety of procedures, such as AcuCore.  

The 22-gauge AcuCore needle is used with an ultrasound endoscope for fine needle biopsies (FNB) of submucosal and extramural lesions, mediastinal masses, lymph nodes and intraperitoneal masses within or adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract. The AcuCore needle is designed with a Franseen tip made of a cobalt chromium alloy, which allows physicians to puncture tissue with flexibility, minimum force and controlled precision. To offer maximum flexibility, Cook combined the proven proprieties of the cobalt chromium with a spring-coiled sheath, coated inside and out, which enhances flexibility and makes it easier for physicians to access difficult anatomy.  

“During an EUS FNB procedure, the physician relies on the needle to acquire adequate tissue sample with minimum force, especially in difficult scope positions,” said Meurisse Leahy, director of product management for Cook’s Endoscopy specialty. “The EchoTip AcuCore is a proof point of our commitment to innovating new technology and serving a wider range of patients.”  

In an exclusive pre-launch of the needle, Cook conducted 120 evaluations with endoscopists. Out of the 120 evaluations, 94% of physicians were satisfied and said they would use the needle again. The three attributes of the product that got the highest ratings from physicians were the needle sharpness, minimal puncture force and flexibility.  

AcuCore will be on public display at the Digestive Disease Week conference in May 2024. To learn more about this product, visit the Cook booth at DDW or contact your Cook representative.  

About Cook Medical
Since 1963, Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we invent, manufacture and deliver a unique portfolio of medical devices to the healthcare systems of the world. Serving patients is a privilege, and we demand the highest standards of quality, ethics and service. We have remained family owned so that we have the freedom to focus on what we care about: patients, our employees and our communities. 

Source: Cook Medical


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