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FDA Advisors Call For New Cleaning Methods, Sterilization For Duodenoscopes

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Current reprocessing methods for duodenoscopes provide no reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness, and manual cleaning steps need improvement, an FDA panel said. Most panelists called for upgrading manual cleaning, followed by lengthy sterilization of the products until they can be redesigned.

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