Recall of CELLSEARCH Circulating Tunor Cell Kit (Epithelial)

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Menarini Silicon Biosystems.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    System, immunomagnetic, circulating cancer cell, enumeration - Product Code NQI
  • Reason
    Unusually high number of total images/unassigned events may require additional time and effort for the operator to review all the images and may cause a delay in reporting the results.
  • Action
    Menarini silicon biosystems sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction Notification dated April 3, 2018. Required Actions. " Please dispose of any affected product in your current inventory . " Report any previous occurrence of unusually high number of total images I unassigned events in patient samples to Customer Technical Support. " Complete and return the enclosed Confirmation of Receipt form no later than April 20,2018. For further question, please call (215) 830-0777.


  • Model / Serial
    UDI (01)10888385000012(17)180810(10)S038 (01)10888385000012(17)180810(10) (01)10888385000012(17)180810(10)S038S (01)10888385000012(17)180810(10)S038T (01)10888385000012(17)180810(10)S038U (01)10888385000012(17)180810(10)S038 V  Serial, Batch, Lot # 2038 S038R S038S S038T S038U S038V S038W (0 distributed to the field)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and to the countries of : Canada and Italy
  • Product Description
    CELLSEARCH¿ CIRCULATING Tumor Cell Kits (IVD) (Product Code 7900001) || CELLSEARCH¿ CIRCULATING Tumor Cell Kit is intended for the enumeration of circulating tumor cells (CTC) of the epithelial origin (CD45-, EpCAM+, cytokeratins 8, 18+, and/or 19+) in whole blood.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Menarini Silicon Biosystems, 3401 Masons Mill Rd Ste 100, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006-3574
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source