Teleflex's Arrow FlexTip Plus Closed Tip, multi-port epidural catheter has been granted 510(k) clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Arrow FlexTip Plus Closed Tip catheter utilizes the same technology of the Arrow FlexTip Plus Open Tip, single-port epidural catheter which has been proven to reduce complications associated with epidural catheters such as paresthesia and vein cannulations.

The coil-reinforced FlexTip Plus Closed Tip, Multi-Port catheter is made of polyurethane, features a soft, flexible tip with 4 lateral holes and provides excellent kink resistance.

Teleflex anesthesia and respiratory president Cary Vance said the company is adding the FlexTip Plus Closed Tip, Multi-Port to the Arrow catheter family to continue to support physicians with products that address the concerns anesthesiologists face on a daily basis.

"The FlexTip Plus Closed Tip, Multi-Port is based on proven technology, helping anesthesiologists achieve the drug dispersion they prefer with the quality of care they demand for their patients," Vance added.