The History of the ARROW® Vascular Access Brand

The ARROW® Brand has always been synonymous with innovation in vascular access. Over the last 35 years, patients have benefited from clinicians choosing ARROW® Brand products. We believe higher-technology can improve the human touch. We believe zero complications are possible as long as we challenge our beliefs of what’s possible. Discover how ARROW® Brand innovations are designed to help you help your patients. We never settle because you never settle.


2014

Teleflex acquires Vidacare

Teleflex acquires Vidacare, the maker of the intraosseous vascular access device. The EZ-IO® Intraosseous Vascular Access System expands the ARROW® Brand vascular access offering. The EZ-IO® System provides immediate vascular access through the bone for the delivery of essential medications and fluids.


2013

Teleflex adds the first long-term CVC

2011

Teleflex acquires VasoNova

2010

Teleflex introduces the first broad spectrum antimicrobial PICC

2009

ARROW® ErgoPack® System

2007

Teleflex introduces the first pressure injectable ARROW® CVC
Teleflex aquires Arrow International

2006

The first ARROW® Brand maximal barrier precautions tray are
developed

2001

The ARROW® MAC (Multi-lumen Access Catheter) is released.

2000

ARROWg+ard Blue PLUS® Antimicrobial Technology rolled out

1998

The first ARROW® PICC is launched.

1992

The ARROWg+ard® Antimicrobial Technology is unveiled

1988

The ARROW® CVC adds the Blue FlexTip® Feature

1982

Arrow International develops the Arrow-Howes
Multi-Lumen Catheter

1981

Arrow International, Inc. innovates with the first integrated Seldinger
arterial line

1978

The company develops the first polyurethane catheter

1977

Internal Jugular Puncture Kit is first introduced

1975

Arrow International, Inc. is born