Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall ETEST Tobramycin

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por BioMerieux SA.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
    Open, Classified
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Manual antimicrobial susceptibility test systems - Product Code JWY
  • Causa
    Product stability issues: the current shelf-life claims of the etest products are not supported by internal testing.
  • Acción
    biomerieux sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice dated December 15, 2016, to all affected consignees. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the consignee. Consignees were instructed to identify the affected lots and immediately order the replacement products. Laboratories should continue to follow their current QC procedures. When replacement product is received, consignees should discontinue using any discard affected product. Consignees should distribute this information to all appropriate personnel in their laboratory, retain a copy in their files, and forward the information to all parties that may use this product, including others to whom they may have transferred our product. Consignees should contact their bioMerieux representative for product compensation. Consignees should also complete and return the Acknowledgment Form in Attachment A by Fax to confirm receipt of the notice. Consignees with questions should contact their local bioMerieux Clinical Customer Service representative. For questions regarding this recall call 314-731-8516.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Reference no. 522718, Lot #1001761650, 1002112440, 1002860460 & 1005166530 and Reference no. 522758, Lot #1001888970, 1002281590 & 1003590490.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - U.S.( Nationwide); Foreign: Utd.Arab Emir., Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Algeria, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian, Fed. Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, South Africa, Indonesia, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Ivory Coast, Venezuela, Kenya, Serbia, Tunisia, Macedonia, Lebanon, Romania, Benin, Bosnia-Herz., Oman, Uruguay, Lithuania, Burkina Faso, Slovenia, Qatar, Kuwait, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Croatia, Panama, Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo, Honduras, Estonia, Latvia, Cambodia, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Dutch Antilles, Nicaragua, Israel, Georgia, Palestine, Egypt, Pakistan (includ.Afghanistan), Malta, Jordan Bahrain, El Salvador, Nigeria, Dutch Antilles, Iran, Belarus, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Mauretania, Anguilla, Philippines, Malaysia, Turkmenistan, Guam, Brunei, Bolivia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Belarus, Mongolia
  • Descripción del producto
    ETEST Tobramycin TM256 FOAM packaging, Product Name: ETEST Tobramycin TM 0.016-256(low). || ETEST is a quantitative technique for determining the antimicrobial susceptibility of Gram-negative and Gram-positive aerobic bacteria such as Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus and Enterococcus species and fastidious bacteria, such as anaerobes, N. gonorrhoeae, S. pneumoniae, Streptococcus and Haemophilus species. The system comprises a predefined antibiotic gradient which is used to determine the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC), in ¿g/mL, of different antimicrobial agents against microorganisms as tested on agar media using overnight incubation. Current Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) methods are based either on quantitative dilution techniques or qualitative diffusion procedures. Dilution methods are based on two-fold serial dilutions of antibiotics in broth or agar media. These methods generate the MIC value i.e. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of a given antibiotic in ¿g/mL that will inhibit the growth of a particular bacterium under defined experimental conditions
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    BioMerieux SA, Chemin De L'Orme, Marcy L'Etoile France
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source