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1/10/2019 11:57:00 AM
Cook partners with California firm to market anti-snoring device
Bloomington-based Cook Medical is marketing an anti-snoring device. Courtesy image
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Bloomington-based Cook Medical is marketing an anti-snoring device. Courtesy image

Emily Ernsberger, Herald-Times

Some snorers use nose strips. Some get medical tests. Some end up sleeping alone.

Now, there’s another option: three barbed devices that lift the mouth muscles and create more airway space.

No more snoring.

Cook Medical will help market this new anti-snoring product, developed by a California-based company that focuses on solutions for sleep disorders.

Zelegent Inc. has created a procedure called Elevoplasty in which a physician inserts a barbed suture into the soft palate of the mouth. Cook’s role is to help promote and market the technique to physicians.

According to a new release, Cook Medical will provide global sales, marketing and distribution support. Cook currently provides products that treat obstructive salivary gland disorders, as well as head and neck tissue grafts. The company’s product portfolio to include treatment options for snoring.

Cook spokeswoman Marsha Lovejoy said this is the first partnership between Cook and Zelegent. Alexander Arrow, chief executive officer at Zelegent, said the partnership with Cook is based on the local medical device company’s reputation.

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