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Teleflex Receives 510(k) Clearance for WECK® Reusable Obturators

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 5:00pm
The Associated Press

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 31, 2012--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced 510(k) clearance for a line of Weck ® Reusable Obturators that complement the Weck Vista ™ line of bladeless laparoscopic access ports. The stainless steel obturators are compatible with Weck Vista ™ single-use cannula options. This addition follows the recent release of the complete Weck Access line and further enhances the Teleflex portfolio for laparoscopic procedures.

Access devices are small tubes inserted into the abdomen and are 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 durable one piece stainless steel design incorporates the unique bladeless asymmetrical tip that dissects through tissue while maintaining muscle integrity. The reusable obturators are easily reprocessed within the hospital to help reduce waste and offer an efficient, longer lasting alternative to disposable devices.

“We are conscious of the patients’ needs and the challenges faced by surgeons in the operating room,” said Jay White, Vice President and General Manager, Surgical Division. “By expanding our line of access to include these new reusable obturators, Teleflex continues to affirm its commitment to addressing these needs and providing effective solutions that help enhance patient safety.” 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 11,100 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 and Weck Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. ©2012 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2012-1409.

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 MEDICAL DEVICES GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Teleflex Incorporated Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 10/31/2012 05:00 PM/DISC: 10/31/2012 05:00 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121031005916/

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