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FDA investigates reports of urological endoscope infections

FDA investigates urological endoscopes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is investigating reports of infections associated with reprocessed urological endoscopes. The FDA received more than 450 medical device reports (MDRs) describing post-procedure patient infections or other contamination issues associated with reprocessing urological endoscopes. Andersen’s EOGas 4 presents an FDA-cleared terminal sterilization option for the urological endoscopes under investigation, as well as significantly longer and smaller diameter scopes.

Ted May Beyond Clean Expert Series

Ted May: Beyond Clean Expert Series

Every month, Andersen’s Ted May will explore topics like safety, history, emissions and even molecular science related to medical device gas sterilization. These articles are published as part of Beyond Clean’s “Expert Series”—articles written by medical experts tackling some of the most pressing issues facing Sterile Processing departments. This month: 𝗛𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝗢 & 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗲: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗮𝘀 𝗘𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆. MORE…

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Andersen Partners with North Carolina Biotechnology Center to Advance Life Sciences Industry

Andersen recently welcomed leadership from North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBiotech) to tour its manufacturing campus in Haw River, NC, and industrial sterilization sister company, Andersen Scientific in Morrisville, NC. Andersen works with NCBiotech to provide critical sterilization resources for start-ups, R&D departments and companies developing strategies to bring devices to market in North Carolina. MORE…

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EO Helps Dr. Hoch, and her Instruments, Maintain their Cutting Edge

Jennifer Hoch, DVM, opened Mobile Veterinary Surgical Services (MVSS) out of Oak Ridge, NC in March of 2020. We caught up with her recently to ask how things were going. Dr. Hoch said EO’s ability to sterilize gently and effectively allows her practice the ability to save significant resources normally spent on equipment purchasing and maintenance. MORE…

Beyond Clean Podcast EOGas 4 510(k) Clearance

Beyond Clean Podcast: FDA’s First 510(k) Clearance for Terminal Sterilization of Duodenoscopes

Andersen’s EOGas 4 is 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆, 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺 𝗙𝗗𝗔 𝟱𝟭𝟬(𝗸) 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗱𝘂𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗽𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗽𝗲𝘀. A true game changer for healthcare facilities that sterilize these critical instruments. On a recent 𝗕𝗲𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻 podcast, Ted May, Andersen President and CEO, and Dr. Larry Muscarella of LFM Healthcare Solutions LLC, take you 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 behind this one-of-a-kind sterilization technology 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲 the toughest endoscopes on the market. MORE…

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