Hoya (TYO:7741) subsidiary Pentax Medical said it agreed to buy a stake in U.K. electrosurgery device maker Creo Medical for an unspecified amount. The move is part of Pentax Medical’s plan to get into the endoscopic therapy device market, the Japan-based company said. “We are pleased to be investing in an organization with a proven record of […]
The family of a Renate Winkler, who died due to a “superbug” infection transmitted by a duodenoscope, said Tuesday they are suing both the treating hospital and Pentax Medical, who manufactured the scope, for wrongful death. Winkler died from a carbapenem-resistent enterobacteriacea infection, which is highly resistant to antibiotics, following an endoscopic retrograde choloangiopancreatography procedure at […]
(Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Dept. subpoenaed 2 more manufacturers of medical scopes linked to deadly “superbug” outbreaks in recent weeks, USA Today reported, citing 2 sources familiar with the investigation. Last week, reports revealed 1 duodenoscope manufacturer, Olympus (TYO:7733), was being investigated by the federal agency, but the broader reach of the investigation, including subpoenas to other makers Fujifilm Holdings (TSE:4901) […]
ConvaTec, which is rumored to be exploring a sale, said yesterday that it made its interim CEO, former EMEA president Paul Moraviec, to be its new permanent CEO.
Luxembourg-based ConvaTec, which is owned by private equity firms Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital, tapped Moraviec to lead its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2009.
March 5, 2015 by Brad Perriello
The FDA is warning that ERCP endoscopes may allow for the transmission of certain drug-resistant “superbugs,” even if the devices are properly cleaned.
The advisory was issued in the wake of news that contaminated endoscopes are suspected of causing a deadly outbreak of the superbug CRE, or carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), among patients at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles.