According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by BIOMERIEUX FRANCIA || Importer: BIOMERIEUX COLOMBIA LTDA.

What is this?

Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
  • Event ID
  • Event Number
    INVIMA 2007RD-0000541
  • Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Colombian data is current through June 2019. All of the data comes from the National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Colombia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Possible degradation of the product due to its exposure abnormal conditions during transport, causing delayed microbial growth and, therefore, possible false negatives.


  • Model / Serial
    BACT/ALERT SN Ref: 259790; Lot 1043262 || BACT/ALERT FA Ref: 259791 Lots: 1042923 and 1042979
  • Product Description
    Recovery and detection of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms in body samples.
  • Manufacturer