Teleflex Medical OEM Granted European patent for its high-strength Force Fiber suture.

WAYNE, PA Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom sutures and performance fibers, has been granted a patent by the European Patent Office for its high-strength, Force Fiber® suture. Patent No. 1623726 provides protection in most European countries for a high-strength suture that combines a coreless braid design with fibers of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). This innovation is also applicable to UHMWPE material co-braided with colored fibers to enhance the suture’s visibility and contrast during surgical procedures.


“The Force Fiber® product line continues to show great acceptance across the world,” said Debra Masso, General Manager, Performance Fibers for Teleflex Medical OEM. “Force Fiber® suture has a high level of strength. Its outstanding physical properties and handling characteristics have made this product popular in the orthopedic arena.”

The high-strength suture is flexible, nonabrasive, and has a silk-like feel that is gentle on tissue and gloves. Force Fiber® suture’s coreless braid will flatten upon itself, during the tying process, to provide a snug, low knot profile that allows precise knot placement and a smooth tie down.

The Force Fiber® suture product line includes a wide range of USP sizes; patterns, including cross and stripe; and a wide selection of solids and multi-colored sutures, including blue, white, green, white/blue, green/white, white/black and white/green.

The sutures can also be custom-configured to meet the requirements of many unique applications, or incorporated into an anchor or driver.

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About Teleflex Incorporated
Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Wayne, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 12,200 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers worldwide. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at

Teleflex Medical OEM, a division of Teleflex Incorporated, is known across the globe, for custom-engineered extrusions, diagnostic and interventional catheters, sheath/dilator sets and kits, and specialized sutures and fibers. Additional information about Teleflex Medical OEM can be obtained at

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