The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Teleflex Incorporated's new line of Weck reusable obturators, designed for use during laparoscopic procedures.

The stainless steel obturators, which are compatible with Weck Vista single-use cannula options, incorporates a bladeless asymmetrical tip that dissects through tissue and maintain muscle integrity.

The company said the reusable obturators act as alternative to disposable devices, as they are easily reprocessed within the hospital to help reduce waste.

Teleflex Incorporated surgical division vice president and general manager Jay White said the company is conscious of the patients’ needs and the challenges faced by surgeons in the operating room.

"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," White added.