Postmarket Safety

Greatbatch Issues Field Corrective Action for Standard Offset Cup Impactor

Minneapolis, Minn.-based Greatbatch has issued a field corrective action for its Standard Offset Cup Impactor, after a sterility level of 10-6 was not achieved when the device was subjected to steam sterilization cycles during a recent design and manufacturing transfer, company spokesman Christopher Knospe told Device Daily Bulletin. Read More

EC Urges Caution in Introducing New Metal-on-Metal Implants to Market

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging Newly Identified Health Risks is recommending a step-by-step approach to the introduction of new or technically modified metal-on-metal joint implants, citing continued concerns about the higher risks and poorer durability vis-à-vis alternative materials such as polyethylene. Read More