Healthcare Industry News:  obstructive sleep apnea 


 News Release - May 30, 2007

Teleflex Medical Launches Bravo Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Teleflex Medical announced today the launch of the Bravo(TM) nasal pillow mask for use with sleep therapy systems in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Featuring an ergonomic, lightweight design, the Bravo successfully combines comfort, quality and versatility by providing an exceptionally quiet sleep experience, interchangeable nasal pillows, and the flexibility of multiple sleeping positions. The sleek, ergonomic design of the Bravo produces a higher level of comfort for the sleep apnea patient, promoting greater acceptance and compliance.

"Teleflex Medical is pleased to add the Bravo nasal pillow mask to our OSA product portfolio. The addition of the Bravo reinforces our strategy of becoming a leader in the sleep therapy market by offering cutting edge, innovative solutions that address the unmet needs of the sleep apnea patient," said Tim Hopper, VP/General Manager of the Medical Products business unit, Teleflex Medical.

The Bravo joins Teleflex Medical's existing family of Hybrid(TM) and Nasal-Aire® II sleep therapy interfaces. The Hybrid interface is a unique fusion of technologies designed to be a universal interface for patients, clinicians and providers. The Hybrid serves as a nasal interface, an oral interface, and a combination of the two. Its proprietary design enhances patient comfort and compliance by eliminating pressure points on the forehead and across the bridge of the nose. The Nasal Aire II features an innovative design that looks, wears and feels like an oversized oxygen cannula. This product is available in standard and petite sizes, making it suitable for a wide range of patients.

About Teleflex Medical

Teleflex Medical, a division of Teleflex Incorporated, is a leading global supplier of disposable medical products, surgical instruments and medical devices. The division supports health providers along the continuum of care in three main areas:
  • Devices for sleep therapy, respiratory care, anesthesia and urology
  • Surgical instruments and related services
  • Original equipment manufacturers
Teleflex Medical markets health care supplies under the HudsonRCI® and Rusch® brand names and surgical instruments and medical devices under the Beere®, Deknatel®, KMedic®, Pilling® and Weck® brands.

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX ) is a diversified company with annual revenues in 2006 of more than $2.5 billion. Teleflex designs, manufactures and distributes quality-engineered products and services for the aerospace, automotive, industrial, marine, and medical markets worldwide. Headquartered in Limerick, Pa., with operations in 23 countries, Teleflex employs more than 19,000 people worldwide who focus on providing innovative solutions for customers. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at

Bravo(TM) and Hybrid(TM) are trademarks of RespCare Inc. Nasal-Aire® is a registered trademark of Innomed Technologies, Inc. HudsonRCI® and Deknatel® are registered trademarks of Teleflex Medical Incorporated. Beere®, KMedic®, Pilling® and Weck® are registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated. Rusch® is a registered trademark of Willy Rusch GmbH.

Source: Teleflex Medical

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