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 News Release - April 9, 2008

HealthTrust Purchasing Group Awards Contract to Arrow Central Venous Catheter Line

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP has announced a new contract award to Teleflex Medical for Arrow® Central Venous Catheters. The new agreement began April 1, 2008 and extends through December 31, 2010.

The Arrow brand offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive ranges of central venous catheters and related products: from ARROWg+ard® impregnated catheters and uncoated catheters to scores of comprehensive kits that include an array of options, such as large barrier drape and safety needles. Arrow recently introduced the industry’s first pressure injectable central venous catheter rated to 10 mL/sec, which is included on the HealthTrust agreement.

James Ferguson, vice president of corporate sales for Teleflex Medical, states, “We are thrilled to partner with HealthTrust Purchasing Group for our central venous catheter products. We view this to be a vital partnership that will benefit both organizations and provide HealthTrust’s patients access to the right product, for the right patient, at the right time.”

About HealthTrust Purchasing Group

HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is a group purchasing organization that supports over 1400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $13 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically-recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is located at 155 Franklin Road, Suite 400, Brentwood, TN 37027 Website:

About Teleflex Medical

Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Teleflex Medical, a business segment of Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX ), is a global leader in disposable medical products for critical care and surgical applications. The company also produces surgical instruments and devices, cardiac devices and other specialty products for device manufacturers. The Teleflex Medical family of brands includes the trusted names of Arrow® , Beere® Deknatel®, Gibeck®, HudsonRCI®, KMedic®, Pilling®, Pleur-evac®, Rüsch®, Sheridan®, SMD™, SSI™, Taut®, TFX Medical OEM and Weck®.

The Arrow brand product line offers a broad range of clinically advanced, disposable catheters and related products for critical and cardiac care. Arrow products are used primarily by anesthesiologists, critical care specialists, surgeons, emergency and trauma physicians, cardiologists, interventional radiologists and other healthcare providers.

Source: Teleflex Medical

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