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Teleflex Announces Complete Line of Bladeless Access Ports and Closure Products for Laparoscopic Procedures

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 7:00am
The Associated Press

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 7, 2012--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced a full line of Weck ® Access Devices, including a broad offering of Weck Vista ™ bladeless access ports as well as the Weck EFx ™ Endo Fascial Closure System.

Access devices are small tubes inserted in the abdomen and used as portals for surgical instruments during minimally invasive procedures. Teleflex offers minimally invasive surgeons a full line of Weck access devices, providing confidence, clarity and control during general and advanced laparoscopic procedures. The optical bladeless access port features a unique asymmetrical tip that enables clear visualization of tissue layers during entry, and incorporates ridges on the cannula providing excellent port stability during long procedures.

The innovative design of the Weck EFx Endo Fascial Closure System provides key benefits for the surgeon and patient including a special design for port site closure, and enables reproducible fascial closure in varying body types with a controlled suture delivery.

“The addition of these differentiated new products to the Teleflex portfolio will help create safer, simpler and more cost effective procedures,” said Jay White, Vice President and General Manager, Surgical Division of Teleflex. “Our goal at Teleflex is to enhance patient outcomes and we believe that these products will give healthcare providers the tools they need to ensure that happens.” About Teleflex Incorporated Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, Pa, Teleflex employs approximately 11,200 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 130 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at teleflex.com.

Forward-Looking Statements Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our management's current beliefs and expectations, but are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results or company actions to differ materially from what is expressed or implied by these statements. These risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Teleflex, Weck, Weck EFx and Weck Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. ©2012 Teleflex Incorporated. Lit. No. 2012-1191.

 

 

CONTACT: Teleflex Incorporated Jake Elguicze Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations 610-948-2836 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES OTHER HEALTH MEDICAL SUPPLIES SOURCE: Teleflex Incorporated Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 08/07/2012 07:00 AM/DISC: 08/07/2012 07:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120807005155/

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