FDA encourages innovative duodenoscope designs, reprocessing procedures

In its ongoing effort to limit potential disease transmission due to difficult-to-clean devices, the FDA is recommending a transition to duodenoscopes with innovative designs and is encouraging the development of new methods to clean the scopes, according to recent safety communication.In August, the FDA recommended a transition to duodenoscopes with disposable components. In this updated communication, the agency is recommending that hospitals and other endoscopy centers transition away from fixed endcap duodenoscopes to ones with newer features that “facilitate or eliminate the needRead More

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