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Endotherapeutics is proud to announce its partnership with Cook Biotech as the exclusive distributor of the Cook Biotech Biodesign® GI Portfolio in Australia. Please see the official announcement letter here.

Endotherapeutics is the first distributor to be appointed as re-distributor by Cook Biotech in Australia. We are thrilled to be complementing our current GI offering with the Cook Biotech Biodesign GI product range.

Biodesign – Your biologic choice

More than 30 years ago, a Purdue University biomedical engineering team discovered the biological properties of porcine Small Intestinal Submucosa (SIS). In 1995, Cook Biotech Inc. was founded to develop and manufacture the promising new material and since then, has globally distributed more than 6 million SIS products.¹

SIS provides a natural scaffold that allows the body to restore itself through the complex natural process of tissue remodelling. Tissue remodelling involves the recruitment of cells, the renewal of tissue composition, and the reinforcement of structural tissue architecture.² As the body heals, SIS is gradually remodelled and integrated into the body, leaving behind organised tissue that provides long-term strength. 3-5

Cook Biotech Biodesign GI products transferred to Endotherapeutics

  • Biodesign Hernia Graft
  • Biodesign Hiatal Hernia Graft
  • Biodesign Rectopexy Graft
  • Biodesign 4-Layer Tissue Graft
  • Biodesign 8-Layer Tissue Graft
  • Biodesign Anal Fistula Plug
  • Biodesign Recto-Vaginal Fistula Plug

All requests for ongoing supply of Cook Biotech Biodesign GI products, clinical support, or any other product related enquiry, should be sent to Endotherapeutics directly.

If you would like further information on this distribution partnership, please contact:

Keith Brown, Business Unit Manager GI |
Andrew Sweeten, Product Manager GI |

Press Release

Please view the press release here.

1. Internal Cook Biotech document: D00278582
2. Turner NJ, Badylak SF. Biologic scaffolds for musculotendinous tissue repair. Eur Cell Mater. 2013;25:130-143.
3. Franklin ME Jr, Trevino JM, Portillo G, Vela I, Glass JL, Gonzalez JJ. The use of porcine small intestinal submucosa as a prosthetic material for laparoscopic hernia repair in infected and potentially contaminated field: Long-term follow-up. Surg Endosc. 2008;22(9):1941-1946.
4. Stelly M, Stelly TC. Histology of CorMatrix bioscaffold 5 years after pericardial closure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013;96(5):e127-e129.
5. Badylak S, Kokini K, Tullius B, Whitson B. Strength over time of a resorbable bioscaffold for body wall repair in a dog model. J Surg Res. 2001;99(2):282-287.


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