Teleflex ARROW FlexTipPlus Epidural Catheter Receives Go-ahead From FDA

The closed-tip, multi-port catheter has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Arrow FlexTip Plus, the market-leading1 Open Tip, Single-Port epidural catheter, has been proven to significantly reduce complications commonly associated with epidural catheters, such as vein cannulations and paresthesia2-3. The Arrow FlexTip Plus Closed Tip, Multi-Port epidural catheter has been designed using the same proven technology of the Open Tip, Single-Port catheter, the only coil-reinforced catheter backed by more than a decade of clinical evidence. With the addition of the Closed Tip, Multi-Port catheter, FlexTip Plus now provides the drug dispersion choices clinicians demand.

The coil-reinforced FlexTip Plus catheter material is constructed of polyurethane, while a majority of spring wound catheters are made of nylon. This provides a unique balance of softness and strength which promotes easier insertion, less movement out of the epidural space, better block quality, and higher satisfaction rates. The Closed Tip, Multi-Port catheter provides excellent kink resistance and features a soft, flexible tip with 4 lateral holes.

“Teleflex is adding the FlexTip Plus Closed Tip, Multi-Port to the Arrow catheter family to continue to support physicians with products that address the concerns anesthesiologists face on a daily basis,” said Cary Vance, President, Teleflex Anesthesia and Respiratory. “The FlexTip Plus Closed Tip, Multi-Port is based on proven technology, helping anesthesiologists achieve the drug dispersion they prefer with the quality of care they demand for their patients.”

About Teleflex Inc.

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 11,500 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 130 countries.

Source: Teleflex Inc.

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