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Profile: Teleflex Inc (TFX.N)

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Teleflex Incorporated, incorporated on June 25, 1943, is a provider of medical technology products. The Company primarily designs, develops, manufactures and supplies single-use medical devices used by hospitals and healthcare providers for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications. The Company operates through six segments: Vascular North America; Anesthesia North America; Surgical North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia, and Original Equipment Manufacturer and Development Services (OEM). As of December 31, 2016, the Company manufactured its products at approximately 30 manufacturing sites, with manufacturing operations located in the Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico and the United States.

The Company's all others businesses include single-use respiratory, urology and cardiac care products, as well as capital equipment, which are provided to hospitals and other alternative channels of care. It also includes its Latin American business. Its respiratory products are used in a range of care settings. The products include oxygen therapy products, aerosol therapy products, spirometry products, and ventilation management products. The Company offers Hudson RCI brand. The Company's specialty product line of urology products provide bladder management. The product portfolio consists of a range of catheters, including Foley, intermittent, external and suprapubic; urine collectors; catheterization accessories, and products for operative endourology marketed under the Rusch brand name.

The Company's products in cardiac care product portfolio include diagnostic and intra-aortic balloon catheters and capital equipment. Its diagnostic catheters include thermodilution and wedge pressure catheters; specialized catheters used during the x-ray examination of blood vessels, such as Berman and Reverse Berman catheters; therapeutic delivery catheters, such as temporary pacing catheters; sheaths for femoral and trans-radial aortic access used in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and intra-aortic balloon (IAB), catheters. Capital equipment includes its intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) consoles. The Company markets its cardiac care products under the Arrow brand name.

Vascular North America

The Company's Vascular North America segment consists of its North American vascular and interventional access businesses, which offers products that facilitate a range of critical care therapies and other applications. The vascular access products primarily consist of its Arrow branded catheters and related devices, including catheter positioning systems that are used in a range of procedures, including the administration of intravenous medications and other therapies, the measurement of blood pressure and the withdrawal of blood samples through a single puncture site.

The vascular access product portfolio principally consists of the products, including Arrow Central Venous Catheters (CVCs), Arrow EZ-IO Intraosseous Vascular Access System, Arrow Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs), Arrow Jugular Axillo-subclavian Central Catheters (JACCs), Arrow Midline Catheters (Midlines), Arrow Catheter Tip Positioning Systems, Arrow Arterial Catheterization Sets, Arrow Multi-Lumen Access Catheters (MAC) and Arrow Percutaneous Sheath Introducers. The Company's CVCs are treated with solutions based on its ARROWg+ard or ARROWg+ard Blue Plus antimicrobial technology, which has been shown to reduce the risk of catheter related bloodstream infection. Its Chlorag+ard technology, available on its PICCs, JACCs and Midlines, provides antimicrobial and antithrombogenic protection on inner and outer catheter surfaces, as well as the fluid pathway of the catheter. Chlorag+ard technology is effective in reducing microbial colonization and thrombus accumulation on catheter surfaces.

The Company also offers various vascular access catheters in Maximal Barrier Precautions trays, which are designed to assist healthcare providers in complying with clinical guidelines for reducing catheter-related bloodstream infections. These trays are available for CVCs, PICCs and multi access catheters and include a full body drape, coated or non-coated catheters and other accessories. In addition, its ErgoPACK system offers clinicians a range of tray configurations with components packaged in the tray. The Company's interventional access products are used in a range of applications, including dialysis, oncology and critical care therapies. Its interventional access portfolio also includes several Arrow branded products, such as diagnostic and drainage kits, embolectomy balloons, and reinforced percutaneous sheath introducers. Its interventional access products include Arrow OnControl Powered Bone Marrow/Bone Access System, Arrow Trerotola Percutaneous Thrombectomy Device (PTD), Arrow Chronic Hemodialysis Catheters, ARROW-Clark VectorFlow Hemodialysis Catheter, Arrow Acute Hemodialysis Catheters and Arrow Polysite Low Profile Hybrid Ports.

Anesthesia North America

The Company's Anesthesia North America segment consists of its North American airway management and pain management products. The Company's airway management products and related devices consist of various products, including LMA Airways, LMA Atomization and RUSCH Endotracheal Tubes and Laryngoscopes. Its LMA laryngeal masks are used by anesthesiologists and emergency responders to establish an airway to channel anesthesia gas or oxygen to a patient's lungs during surgery or trauma. The LMA Protector Airway, its airway management device, is the first single-use laryngeal mask with a dual gastric drainage channel and pharyngeal chamber designed specifically to channel high volume, high pressure gastric contents away from the airway. It also integrates its Second Seal technology to isolate the respiratory tract from the digestive tract, reducing the risk of aspiration of gastric contents. The LMA Protector Airway also includes its Cuff Pilot technology, which enables clinicians to confirm that the inserted cuff is properly inflated and to monitor pressure levels.

The Company's LMA atomization portfolio includes products designed to facilitate atomized delivery of certain medications, including LMA MAD Nasal, an intranasal mucosal atomization device that is designed to provide a way to deliver medications approved for intranasal delivery to a patient's blood stream without an intravenous line or needle. The Company's offer a portfolio of products to facilitate and support endotracheal intubation to administer oxygen, and anesthetic gases in multiple settings (surgery, critical care and emergency settings). It also provides a range of products for laryngoscopy, a procedure that is primarily used to obtain a view of the airway to facilitate tracheal intubation during general anesthesia or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Among these products is the Rusch DispoLED Laryngoscope Handle and Green Rusch Lite Blade, a single-use system designed to help facilities comply with standards designed to reduce the potential for patient cross-contamination associated with reusable devices during intubation. Its pain management products, which are designed for use in a range of surgical and obstetric procedures, consist of various products, including Arrow Epidural Catheters, Needles and Kits; Arrow Peripheral Nerve Block (PNB) Catheters, Pumps, Needles and Kits; AutoFuser Disposable Pain Pumps and Arrow EZ-IO System.

Surgical North America

The Company's surgical products are designed to provide surgeons with various devices for use in a range of surgical procedures. Its portfolio consists of single-use and reusable products, including Weck Ligation Systems, Weck EFx Fascial Closure Systems and Percutaneous Surgical Systems. Its Weck Ligation Systems features the Weck Ligating Clips and Hem-o-lok Ligating Clips. Its Weck fascial closure systems are used in laparoscopic surgical procedures and are intended to facilitate placement and withdrawal of suture loops to repair port site defects following laparoscopic surgery. Its Weck EFx endo fascial closure system is a port site closure device intended to minimize complications and costs associated with port-site herniation. The MiniLap family of surgical instruments consists of a ThumbGrip option on a 2.3 millimeters (mm) shaft or a pistol design called MiniGrip option on a 2.4mm shaft. Its other branded surgical products include its Weck Vista bladeless access ports, Deknatel sutures and its Pilling and Kmedic surgical instruments.

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

The Company's EMEA segment designs, manufactures and distributes medical devices primarily used in critical care, surgical applications and cardiac care and generally serves two end markets: hospitals and healthcare providers, and home health. The products offered by its EMEA segment are used in acute care settings for a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and in general and specialty surgical applications, such as urology.


The Company's Asia segment, like its EMEA segment, designs, manufactures and distributes medical devices primarily used in critical care, surgical applications and cardiac care and generally serves hospitals and healthcare providers. The products offered by its Asia segment are used in acute care settings for a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and in general and specialty surgical applications.

Original Equipment Manufacturer and Development Services

The Company's OEM segment designs, manufactures and supplies devices and instruments for other medical device manufacturers. Its OEM division, which includes the TFX OEM and Deknatel OEM brands, provides extrusions, diagnostic and interventional catheters, balloon sheath/dilator sets (introducers) and kits, sutures, performance fibers, and bioresorbable resins and fibers. The Company offers a portfolio of integrated capabilities, including engineering, material selection, regulatory affairs, prototyping, testing and validation, manufacturing, assembly and packing.

The Company competes with C. R. Bard, Inc., Medtronic plc, and Becton, Dickinson and Company.

Company Address

Teleflex Inc

550 E Swedesford Rd Ste 400
WAYNE   PA   19087-1601
P: +1610.2256800
F: +1610.9485101

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