Safety Alert for laboratory analyzer Vidas 3

According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by Biomerieux S.A. || Biomerieux Italia Spa.

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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
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  • 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.
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  • Reason
    The manufacturer states that the previous software versions may present clearly identified anomalies related to equipment calibration, negative results for cmvu and cmva tests, as well as false negatives produced by the stability of the urea buffer in cmvu tests, leading to potentially being presented adverse events on the patient due to altered analytical test results.


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  • Product Description
    The autonomous VIDAS® 3 immunodiagnostic system is an automated multiparameter analyzer for random access chemo-fluorescence immunoassay (ELFA) tests. It uses urine, serum or plasma samples and fluids for in-vitro diagnostic tests in the areas of deserology, immunology, chemistry, microbiology and coagulation. It is an automated system that reports the values of the tests and communicates the results of the patient's clinics.
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