Teleflex partners with Intuitive Surgical to create access solutions for new
da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System
WAYNE, Pa. -- April 30, 2014
Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical
devices for critical care and surgery, has partnered with Intuitive Surgical
to manufacture Weck^® disposable trocar seals and obturators for the new da
Vinci Xi Surgical System.
This partnership provides surgeons performing robotic procedures with an
access solution that offers the same level of confidence, clarity, and control
as Teleflex’s Weck Vista^® Bladeless Laparoscopic Access Ports, used in
standard laparoscopic cases.
“The structured collaboration between both companies allows for leverage of
differentiated Weck technology that creates value for da Vinci customers,”
said John Tushar, President and General Manager of Teleflex’s Surgical
Division. “As Intuitive Surgical has built a strong and highly recognized
brand, Teleflex’s Surgical Division will benefit from the extended market
reach of its Weck Vista^® technology on the da Vinci Xi platform. Teleflex is
pleased to be associated with such a strong brand and market presence with
Intuitive Surgical and da Vinci technology.”
Weck^® brand seals and trocars developed for the da Vinci Xi System use the
same technology as Weck Vista^® Access Ports, specifically the patented
atraumatic dilating obturator tip.In standard laparoscopic cases, the
WeckVista^®Access portfolio can meet all access needs by providing the
broadest offering of primary entry access ports: high clarity in optical ports
with uniquely designed ridged cannulas, wide variety of balloon and cone open
access ports, standard ridged and smooth cannula access ports.
The da Vinci Xi System is the fourth generation of the da Vinci technology and
is designed as a minimally invasive approach to large-incision abdominal
surgeries. Intuitive Surgical says the robot has been optimized for
The da Vinci Xi System was first made commercially available on April 1, 2014.
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 Wayne, PA, Teleflex employs
approximately 11,400 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more
than 150 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from
the company's website at teleflex.com.
Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical
facts may constitute forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking
statements contained herein are based on our management's current beliefs and
expectations, but are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and changes
in circumstances, which may cause actual results or company actions to differ
materially from what is expressed or implied by these statements. These risks
and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in our filings
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da Vinci and da Vinci Xi are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intuitive
Teleflex, Weck, and Weck Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates.
© 2014 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2014-3007
Jake Elguicze, 610-948-2836
Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations
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