We are a family of ethical and entrepreneurial companies that exists to empower people and communities to reach their full potential.

Who is Cook Group?

Our roots are in medical devices, but we also work in the life sciences, property management, resort, and service businesses.

Headquartered in Indiana, with locations worldwide, our values of integrity, quality, respect, and transparency all help guide our work and our relationships with our employees, customers, and communities. We innovate by listening first, then looking for the best solutions based on the needs expressed. We believe that when employers, employees, and communities collaborate, everyone is able to achieve more.

Our founders and the evolution of their business

In 1963, Bill and Gayle Cook created a small company that manufactured three simple medical devices used to treat patients in less invasive ways than common surgical techniques of the time. That small company grew into Cook Medical, with global reach and products for treating conditions in almost every system of the body and area of the hospital.

Along the way, this entrepreneurial family branched out into other areas of business – to explore new types of medical treatment; to support their passions, like historic preservation; and to support their growing group of employees and the communities where they live.

Cook Group was created to provide support and oversight to the Cook companies, which remain family owned.


Cook Group announces sale of West Lafayette’s Cook Biotech to RTI Surgical

January 8, 2024

Bloomington, Ind. — In the latest of a series of strategic decisions aligned to its 5-year vision, Cook Group announced today that RTI Surgical will acquire Cook Biotech, a Cook life sciences company based in West Lafayette, Ind. RTI Surgical is a privately held, surgical implant company. Cook Group and RTI Surgical signed a purchase […]

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