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 News Release - February 24, 2009

Teleflex Medical Introduces New Arrow Triple Lumen PICC

Expands vascular access product line to support providing the right catheter for the right patient at the right time

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Teleflex Medical, a division of Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX ), has introduced the Arrow® Pressure Injectable Triple Lumen PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter), the latest in the company’s portfolio of venous access solutions designed for clinician and patient safety, as well as patient comfort. With a non-tapered body, contoured tip and strong polyurethane construction that softens in situ, Arrow PICCs are designed to improve vessel health preservation and reduce the risk of thrombosis and infection associated with venous catheters.

The Arrow Pressure Injectable Triple Lumen PICC provides the ability to pressure-inject contrast media, clear and useful product labeling, a non-tapered catheter body, and the unique Arrow Blue FlexTip®, which is a contoured design for smooth maneuverability through narrow vessels. The Blue FlexTip is designed to reduce patients’ vessel trauma. The catheter’s firmness also maintains patency throughout treatment, as it withstands high-pressure injection procedures. This unique tip design, with its staggered ports, is designed to reduce the risk of medications mixing and forming a precipitate that could obstruct other trimmed catheters. The Arrow Pressure Injectable Triple Lumen PICC is also indicated for central venous pressure monitoring.

It is capable of pressure injection of contrast media at 300 psi and a maximum flow rate of six milliliters per second. The improved catheter polymer is designed to have clear visualization under fluoroscopy and other radiographic studies.

The Arrow Pressure Injectable Triple Lumen PICC will be available in the U.S. as part of the Arrow Maximal Barrier Tray, which is an integrated kit designed to address sources of catheter-related bloodstream infection, specifically environmental contamination and skin flora. The Arrow Maximal Barrier Tray also includes prefilled saline syringes, BIOPATCH® Antimicrobial Dressing, Tegaderm® Transparent Dressing, protective apparel and upgraded sharps safety devices. Its components are aligned with the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

“Expanding the Arrow product line to include the Triple Lumen PICC is part of our commitment to supporting clinicians with the right catheter for the right patient at the right time,” said Matthew Jennings, President, Teleflex Medical, North America. “The new Triple Lumen PICC includes all the risk reduction features you trust from Teleflex Medical’s Arrow brand of central venous catheters provided with features designed to contribute to patient and provider safety.”

About Teleflex Medical

Teleflex Medical is a leading global supplier of disposable medical products for critical care and surgical applications. Our products are designed for minimal invasiveness and focused infection control and safety.

Teleflex Medical designs, manufactures and markets healthcare products under a variety of trusted brand names, including Arrow®, Beere®, Deknatel®, KMedic®, HudsonRCI®, Pilling®, Pleur-evac®, Rüsch®, Taut®, SMD™ and Weck®. Further information on Teleflex Medical products is available at www.teleflexmedical.com.

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex Incorporated designs, manufactures and distributes quality-engineered products and services for the medical, aerospace and commercial markets worldwide, providing innovative solutions for customers around the world. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained at the company’s website at www.teleflex.com


Source: Teleflex Medical

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