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Teleflex Recognized with 2012 Innovation of the Year by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 7:00am
The Associated Press

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2012--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced that Weck EFx ™ Endo Fascial Closure System has been selected by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) as one of its 2012 Innovations of the Year. The award will be presented at the SLS Annual Meeting September 5-8, 2012 in Boston, Ma. This is the second time a Teleflex product has been chosen for this prestigious award, which recognizes the most innovative products of the past year that have an application in minimally invasive surgery. The first recognition was for the Weck ® Hem-o-lok ® Auto Endo5 ® Ligation System.

The innovative design of the Weck EFx 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 unique approach to port site closure is designed to minimize complications and costs associated with port-site herniation, allowing the surgeon confidence, clarity and control.

“Teleflex has a strong presence in laparoscopic procedures and the Weck EFx System adds a compelling new product to our complete access line that is designed to improve patient outcomes,” said Jay White, Vice President and General Manager, Surgical Division of Teleflex. “The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons is an esteemed organization, and we are honored by their recognition of a product we are so pleased to offer to healthcare professionals.” 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.

About the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons SLS is the largest Minimally Invasive or Laparoscopic Society in North America and perhaps worldwide with over 6,000 active members. Many Laparoscopic and MIS specialties are represented; the main three are Surgical Endoscopy, Gyn Laparoscopy, and Endourology. SLS’ focus is multispecialty, providing a multidisciplinary education by giving a comprehensive view that is more inline with better physician orientation and patient outcome.

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, Endo5, Hem-o-lok, Weck and Weck EFx are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. ©2012 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2012-1251

CONTACT: Teleflex Incorporated Jake Elguicze Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations 610-948-2836 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY HOSPITALS MEDICAL DEVICES OTHER SCIENCE MEDICAL SUPPLIES SCIENCE SOURCE: Teleflex Incorporated Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 08/28/2012 07:00 AM/DISC: 08/28/2012 07:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120828005175/

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