Teleflex Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for ARROW® FlexTip Plus® Closed Tip, Multi-Port Epidural Catheter
Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) announced today the Arrow FlexTip Plus Closed Tip, Multi-Port epidural catheter has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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.
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