Teleflex Inc. was recognized for the selection of the new Weck EFx Shield Fascial Closure System as one of the 2015 Innovations of the Year at Minimally Invasive Surgery Week Annual Meeting & Endo Expo 2015.

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) recognized the most innovative products of the past year that have a multidisciplinary application in minimally invasive surgery. Innovations of the Year were announced in September at SLS’ Minimally Invasive Surgery Week Annual Meeting and Endo Expo.

Weck EFx Fascial Closure Products from Teleflex allow surgeons to provide fast, safe closure of laparoscopic port sites with a range of options that suit their procedural and institutional needs. The new Weck EFx Shield Fascial Closure System is the only shielded port closure device, providing enhanced sharps protection for safe, uniform, and consistent fascial closure, and is designed with a unique shielded wing for enhanced sharps protection, intuitive wing deployment and an innovative fascial closure technique with unassisted suture retrieval

“Teleflex is honored that the Weck EFx Shield System has been chosen by the SLS as a 2015 Innovation of the Year,” said John Tushar, President & General Manager, Teleflex Surgical. “The EFx Shield System is a prime example of our unwavering commitment to the pursuit of surgical innovation and the Teleflex mission to help improve the health and quality of people’s lives.”