With a continued emphasis on quality GI research, CORI has developed strategic partnerships to expand its research data repository and to enable participation of diverse CORI software users.

If you're interested in becoming a CORI Partner, please contact CORI at

Federal Granting Agencies

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health
The NIDDK awarded CORI a competitive five-year grant in 1999 to fund a national endoscopic database using the CORI data repository. In 2004, the NIH awarded CORI a renewal of this competitive grant to use the National Endoscopic Database (NED) to support CORI's research goals of improving the quality of endoscopic practice.

Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health

Foundation Granting Agencies

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) sponsored CORI as an national endoscopic database in 1995, with the intent to promote GI endoscopic research. Today CORI operates as a not-for-profit subsidiary of the ASGE.

American College of Gastroenterology

American Cancer Society

Industry Partners for Research

AstraZeneca is a major international health care business engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of ethical (prescription) pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. It is one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world with healthcare sales of $18.8 billion and leading positions in sales of gastrointestinal, oncology, anesthesia (including pain management), cardiovascular, central nervous system and respiratory products. In the United States, AstraZeneca is a $7.4 billion healthcare business with approximately 11,000 employees.


Alliance Partners

PENTAX® has been affiliated with the CORI project since 1998, providing a network Image Management System that allows high quality "picture on a page" reports. For over two decades, PENTAX® has been a leader in the field of fiber and video endoscopy, providing physicians worldwide with innovative endoscopic equipment. PENTAX® is committed to developing these cutting edge technologies, as well as providing the highest level of customer service possible to medical professionals around the globe.

Provation Medical
ProVation Medical, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), formerly known as C-More, is a leading healthcare software and services company, providing solutions that significantly enhance revenue and decrease costs per medical procedure by improving reimbursement coding accuracy, streamlining clinical workflow and documentation effectiveness to increase patient throughput, and reducing dictation, transcription and image printing expenses.

Summit Imaging Summit Imaging, Inc. has been providing hard working medical imaging and EMR solutions since 1999. With product installations throughout North America, and now expanding globally, Summit Imaging continues to set a high standard of performance in the medical data management field. Summit Imaging's products are powerful, easy to use, and affordably priced, and they are designed for easy integration with virtually all EMR systems and related devices.

Utech Products
Utech Products is a market leader in the innovation and development of seamless computerized endoscopic medical records. Utech's extensive ENDOSOFT product line is designed, by practicing gastroentrologists and nurses, to emulate the expert's thought process and workflow with cutting edge technology to create an accurate, effective, and efficient computerized medical records system that meets all of the ASGE standards. With installations in major medical centers across the United States and Europe, Utech is committed to providing all its customers, from multi-site hospital systems to the individual practitioner, with high quality products and personalized service. "When you choose Utech-ENDOSOFT, you choose the best."

Principal Partner

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., is a Johnson & Johnson company (NYSE: JNJ) with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broad-based manufacturer of healthcare products, with more than $23.7 billion in sales. Johnson & Johnson serves the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical device markets. Grouped within Johnson & Johnson's medical device business segment, Ethicon Endo-Surgery works with physicians around the world to develop new surgical procedures and a comprehensive line of innovative procedure-enabling products. The Company is the world leader for single-patient use (SPU) surgical instruments for less invasive procedures and traditional surgical instruments.

Supporting Partners

Fujinon Inc.
FUJINON INC. manufactures two unique lines of video endoscopy systems: the Sigma 200 and Sigma 400 Series Systems. The Sigma 400 Series targets acute care and teaching/research facilities with high resolution/high magnification endoscopy needs by providing an image resolution of up to 850,000 pixels. This permits physicians to observe the smallest lesions or variations in the digestive tract lining. FUJINON's Sigma 200 Series is designed for high volume screening and for therapeutic environments. FUJINON systems boast images of greatest clarity, color accuracy, finest detail, and highest resolution.

Given Imaging
Given Imaging
produces and markets the Given Diagnostic System, which features the M2A® Capsule Endoscope, a fundamentally new approach to examining the gastrointestinal tract. The system uses a disposable miniature video camera contained in a capsule that is ingested by a patient and delivers high quality color images in a painless and noninvasive manner. The test can be conducted while a patient continues normal daily activities. The system received clearance from the FDA in August 2001 and received permission to affix the CE mark in May 2001. It is currently available in 34 countries worldwide, including the USA, Canada, Europe, Central and South America and Asia. Many thousands of patients suffering from diseases in the small intestine such as Crohn's, celiac disease, unexplained abdominal pain with diarrhea, polyposis, intestinal tumors, iron deficiency anemia and obscure bleeding have already benefited from this innovative technology.

Academic Institutions

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is the home for the CORI project