August 5, 2008

Cook Medical Wins Approval to Market Zenith and Z-Trak Aneurysm Devices

Cook Medical has received approval from the FDA to market its improved Zenith abdominal aortic aneurysm iliac flex legs and Z-Trak introduction system, made for use with the Zenith flex AAA endovascular graft.

Cook Medical's products are said to be designed specifically to provide increased flexibility and improved conformability in the aorta and iliac artery, a tortuous section of patient anatomy, for patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair.

Phil Nowell, global director of aortic intervention strategic business unit at Cook, said: "FDA approval of the Z-Trak introduction system and Zenith AAA flex leg brings the flexibility and deliverability of our AAA platform to US physicians and their patients."