Category: Device Recalls

Risk of “Superbug” Outbreaks Linked to Two Types of Gastrointestinal Endoscopes: Pittsburgh (PA), 2012

January 21, 2015 —┬áThe University of Pittsburgh Medical Center — also known as “UPMC” — linked a bacterial “superbug” outbreak…

Superbugs, Contaminated Gastrointestinal Endoscopes, and a Growing Number of Hospital Infections: Is an FDA Action Imminent?

December 2, 2014 — Two superbug outbreaks of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae were recently linked to contaminated gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes. These “nightmarish”…

The STERIS System 1E Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System: Looking Back and Forward

July 1, 2015 — Almost four years ago, on April 5, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the…