Teleflex Launches New ARROW® FlexBlock™ Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter


Teleflex Launches New ARROW®FlexBlockContinuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teleflex Incorporated (NYS: TFX) announced today the launch of the new Arrow® FlexBlock Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter. The FlexBlock Catheter was introduced October 13th at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2012, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and product will begin shipping to customers in November.

This announcement follows the FlexBlock Catheter's recent 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Arrow® FlexBlock Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter is intended for clinicians who use ultrasound-guidance when placing continuous peripheral nerve block catheters. The echogenic, coil-reinforced FlexBlock Catheter body is constructed of polyurethane, and the unique catheter design offers a combination of ultrasound visibility, flexibility, and excellent kink resistance. The FlexBlock Catheter's tip design is intended to provide clinicians with a predictable spread of anesthetic.

The FlexBlock Catheter will be available in a variety of standard tray configurations designed to meet the specific needs of anesthesia providers and through Teleflex's Arrow® Select Kits (ASK) custom kit program.

"The launch of the Arrow® FlexBlock Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter is an exciting milestone for Teleflex," said Cary Vance, President, Anesthesia and Respiratory Division. "The addition of the Arrow® FlexBlock Catheter to our market-leading1 line of Arrow® StimuCath® Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheters will allow Teleflex to meet the needs of more anesthesiologists in the field of regional anesthesia and acute pain management."

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

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.

Anesthesiology is a trademark of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Inc.

Teleflex, Arrow, FlexBlock and StimuCath are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates.

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