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ISO-Gard® Oxygen Mask Provides Oxygen Delivery While Scavenging Exhaled Breath

WAYNE, Pa., April 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teleflex Incorporated (TFX), a leading global provider of medical technologies, announced significant production expansion of the ISO-Gard® Mask, a product that supports patients and clinicians when oxygen assistance is required. The expansion is in response to increased demand as healthcare professionals globally work to treat patients with respiratory needs.

Medical treatment often requires patient and caregiver to be in close proximity. Exhaled patient breath can present challenges. The ISO-Gard® Mask scavenges, or suctions away, patient exhaled breath from the breathing zone shared by clinicians and patients during care1. The negative pressure design of this oxygen mask enables clinicians to deliver oxygen flows of up to 10 liters per minute while monitoring patient end-tidal CO2. This functionality uniquely supports delivery of oxygen to the patient, monitors effective breathing, and scavenges patient exhaled breath. Teleflex is actively seeking an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for expanded use indications on the ISO-Gard® Mask during the COVID-19 public health crisis.       

“Teleflex is committed to providing progressive technologies that enable healthcare providers to enhance patient and provider safety,” said Kevin Robinson, Vice President and General Manager of the Teleflex Anesthesia & Emergency Medicine Division.

About Teleflex Incorporated
Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular access, interventional cardiology and radiology, anesthesia, emergency medicine, surgical, urology and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit teleflex.com.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift®, and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose.

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1. Data on File, 2016. Teleflex Incorporated. Benchtop testing may not be indicative of clinical performance.

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