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Teleflex Introduces ISO-Gard Circuit Technology to Improve Support of Clinical Practice Guidelines

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 7:00am
The Associated Press

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 29, 2012--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, is introducing new ISO-Gard ® Circuit Technology as a featured addition to their line of Hudson RCI ® respiratory products, which includes the popular ConchaTherm ® Neptune ® Heated Humidifier.

ISO-Gard Circuit Technology promotes a closed system ventilation approach by integrating reservoirs into the breathing circuit that collect excess condensate or secretions, which can be easily emptied with a suction wand. This closed system minimizes circuit breaks, which eliminates the need to interrupt ventilation.

This simple, but effective design helps to reduce both patient and clinician exposure to mucosal secretions and supports strategies for reducing the risk for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in acute care hospitals. 1 "The best innovations are often unique in their simplicity," said Cary Vance, President of the Anesthesia & Respiratory Division at Teleflex. "This elegant, but simple, solution to a common challenge faced by respiratory clinicians further supports our commitment to Breathing, Made Easier ®." The ISO-Gard Circuit Technology will be used in conjunction with the ConchaTherm Neptune heated humidifier. The ConchaTherm Neptune allows clinicians to optimize humidification to improve patient outcomes, from neonates to adults. Featuring adjustable temperature and gradient control, the Neptune supports clinical practice guidelines for humidification delivery during invasive and noninvasive ventilation. 2 Because of the flexibility in operation, therapists can easily adjust the humidifier after routine clinical assessments.

For more information on Teleflex respiratory products and educational programs, visit hudsonrci.com.

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.

Breathing, Made Easier, ConchaTherm, ISO-Gard, Neptune, and Teleflex are registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. ©2012 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2012-0996. References: Coffin SE, Klompas M, Classen D, et al. Strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia in acute care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008;29:S31-S40. Restrepo RD, Walsh BK. AARC CPG: Humidification during invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation. Respiratory Care 2012;57(5): 782-788.

CONTACT: Teleflex Incorporated Jake Elguicze Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations 610-948-2836 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH HOSPITALS INFECTIOUS DISEASES MEDICAL DEVICES SOURCE: Teleflex Incorporated Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 10/29/2012 07:00 AM/DISC: 10/29/2012 07:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121029005086/

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