Teleflex, a provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced it was recently awarded a new agreement from Novation for its complete line of Arrow intra-aortic balloon catheters and pumps.

The agreement, effective January 1, 2014, will provide the more than 65,000 members served by Novation with a variety of offerings from Teleflex, including the AutoCAT 2 WAVE intra-aortic balloon pump with the proprietary wave algorithm that detects the aortic valve closure point for each beat as it occurs.

This technology enables accurate timing based on the individual characteristics of each heartbeat, as it occurs in real time, even during severe arrhythmia.

Teleflex Cardiac Care division president Howard Miller said: "We are proud to partner with Novation through the new agreement which provides hospital members the advanced Arrow Intra-Aortic Balloon Technology from Teleflex for treating patients with severe cardiac events."

Teleflex also provides a wide range of IAB catheters with unique features such as a wire reinforced catheter body to reduce the risk of kinking.