FDA Clears First Duodenoscope With Disposable Elevator Part

By Beth Wang / November 18, 2019 at 1:48 PM
FDA cleared for marketing the first duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator component , which is intended to reduce the number of parts that need to be cleaned and disinfected between uses, the agency announced Friday (Nov. 15). In light of contamination problems with duodenoscopes that have sparked concerns at FDA and in Congress , the agency has been working with developers on new product designs that include disposable components. In August, the agency issued a safety communication recommending that...

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