LIMERICK, Pa. (Nov. 5, 2012)—Teleflex Inc. has launched the Arrow FlexBlock Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter at Anesthesiology 2012, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and has begun shipping the device to customers.
The launch follows the FlexBlock Catheter's recent 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
This continuous peripheral nerve block catheter is aimed at clinicians who use ultrasound-guidance when placing such devices, said Teleflex.
The body of the echogenic, coil-reinforced FlexBlock Catheter is made of polyurethane, and the design offers a combination of "ultrasound visibility, flexibility and excellent kink resistance," said Teleflex.
The FlexBlock Catheter's tip design is intended to provide clinicians with a predictable spread of anaesthetic.