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Balloon for induced labor

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Cook Medical women's health division is marketing its Cervical Ripening Balloon as an alternative to drug-based cervical dilation prior to induced labor. The device, launched in May, is comprised of two silicone balloons inflated on either side of the cervix. Cook created its women's health unit in May 2006 (1"The Gray Sheet" May 15, 2006, p. 11)...

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