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FDA clears new Teleflex disposable endobronchial blocker

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Teleflex for its new disposable endobronchial blocker.

The Rusch EZ-Blocker features a bifurcated distal end and dual bronchial cuffs, which allow physicians to perform safer and easier lung isolation and one lung ventilation.

The company said the smaller diameter of the endobronchial blocker allows for its use in combination with a single lumen endotracheal tube to achieve lung isolation.

Teleflex anesthesia and respiratory division president Cary Vance said the company believes that the endobronchial blocker has the potential to improve patient outcomes during difficult procedures.

"The availability of this product in the US market will allow Teleflex to further its partnership with clinicians in improving patient safety and enhancing procedural efficiency," Vance added.