Teleflex partners with Intuitive Surgical to create access solutions for new da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System

  Teleflex partners with Intuitive Surgical to create access solutions for new   da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System  Business Wire  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 multi-quadrant surgeries.  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  Forward-Looking Statements  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 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.  da Vinci and da Vinci Xi are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.  Teleflex, Weck, and Weck Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. © 2014 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2014-3007  Contact:  Teleflex Incorporated Jake Elguicze, 610-948-2836 Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations  
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