U.S. Launch For Teleflex’s New ARROW® FlexBlock™ Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter

In short

Teleflex Incorporated has announced the launch of its new Arrow® FlexBlock™ Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter.

The FlexBlock Catheter was introduced October 13th at ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and product will begin shipping to customers in November.

Background

The Arrow® FlexBlock™ Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter is intended for clinicians who use ultrasound-guidance when placing continuous peripheral nerve block catheters. The echogenic, coil-reinforced FlexBlock Catheter body is constructed of polyurethane, and the unique catheter design offers a combination of ultrasound visibility, flexibility, and excellent kink resistance. The FlexBlock Catheter’s tip design is intended to provide clinicians with a predictable spread of anesthetic.

The FlexBlock Catheter will be available in a variety of standard tray configurations designed to meet the specific needs of anesthesia providers and through Teleflex’s Arrow® Select Kits (ASK) custom kit program.

This announcement follows the FlexBlock Catheter’s recent 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Company comments

“The launch of the Arrow® FlexBlock™ Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter is an exciting milestone for Teleflex,” said Cary Vance, President, Anesthesia and Respiratory Division. “The addition of the Arrow® FlexBlock™ Catheter to our market-leading1 line of Arrow® StimuCath® Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheters will allow Teleflex to meet the needs of more anesthesiologists in the field of regional anesthesia and acute pain management.”

Source: Teleflex, Inc., Business Wire