Teleflex Recognized with Excellence in Surgical Products Award for the Weck EFx™ Endo Fascial Closure System
Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has been recognized with another industry award for the new Weck EFx Endo Fascial Closure System. This distinction from Surgical Products magazine is the second award for the device; the first award was given by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) and recognized the product as an Innovation of the Year.
Since its launch in July, the Weck EFx Endo Fascial Closure System has been used in over 2,000 successful procedures in over one hundred hospitals. The quick adoption of the closure system is attributed to the unique design that allows surgeons to achieve unassisted port-site closure that is consistent and uniform as well as helps to prevent post-operative port-site herniation.
“The growing awareness of this innovative device is increasing almost every day as more surgeons within the gynecology, bariatric, general and urology specialties continue to adopt the Weck EFx Closure System,” said Jay White, Vice President and General Manager, Surgical Division of Teleflex. “This recognition comes just in time for our participation in the 41st American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Annual Meeting in early November where we will also showcase our complete line of Weck® Access products, which provides surgeons confidence, clarity, and control from open to close.”
About Teleflex Incorporated
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 11,200 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 130 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at teleflex.com.
About Surgical Products Magazine
Surgical Products is the publication for surgeons, anesthesiologists and department heads in charge of operating/emergency rooms, ICU/CCUs, infection control, OR materials management and other areas. It has a circulation of 55,000 and is published 10 times a year. The announcement of the 4th Annual ESP Award competition was held on October 12th 2012. The winners were selected by its many readers from hundreds of innovative products that are submitted annually. Weck EFx will be featured in the November and December issues of Surgical Products Magazine as well as in the eDaily newsletter.
About the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
SLS is the largest Minimally Invasive or Laparoscopic Society in North America and perhaps worldwide with over 6,000 active members. Many Laparoscopic and MIS specialties are represented; the main three are Surgical Endoscopy, Gyn Laparoscopy, and Endourology. SLS' focus is multispecialty, providing a multidisciplinary education by giving a comprehensive view that is more inline with better physician orientation and patient outcome.
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