Teleflex, a medical device manufacturer based in Limerick, Pennysvania, was recently granted FDA clearance for one of its reusable obturators. The Weck reusable obturators are designed to facilitate surgical instrument access for minimally-invasive surgical procedures.
Teleflex’s earlier product lines include the Weck Vista single-use cannula. These are used in conjunction with the company’s bladeless laparoscopic access ports. The new Weck reusable obturators are completely compatible with the company’s older products under the Weck brand.
One exciting new feature of the Weck reusable obturator is a bladeless asymmetrical tip. This bladeless asymmetrical tip can be used to accurately dissect tissue while minimizing negative changes in muscle integrity. This approval marks one of several recent regulatory wins for the company. With the number of minimally-invasive surgical operations in the United States growing every year, the potential market value for the Weck product line is very large.
In a set of prepared remarks, VP and general manager Jay White stated, "We are conscious of the patients' needs and the challenges faced by surgeons in the operating room." He continued his remarks, "By expanding our line of access to include these new reusable obturators, Teleflex continues to affirm its commitment to addressing these needs and providing effective solutions that help enhance patient safety."