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Class 2 Device Recall Nanosphere

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  Class 2 Device Recall Nanosphere see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 10, 2013
Date Posted September 23, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 16, 2015
Recall Number Z-2684-2014
Recall Event ID 69034
510(K)Number K103209  
Product Classification Respiratory virus panel nucleic acid assay system - Product Code OCC
Product The Verigene Respiratory Virus Plus Nucleic Acid Test (RV+) on the Verigene System is a qualitative nucleic acid multiplex test intended to simultaneously detect and identify multiple respiratory virus nucleic acids in nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens from individuals with signs and symptoms of respiratory tract infection. The following virus types and subtypes are identified using the RV+: Influenza A, Influenza A subtype H1, Influenza A subtype H3, 2009 H1N1, Influenza B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) subtype A, and RSV subtype B. The test is not intended to detect Influenza C virus. Detecting and identifying specific viral nucleic acids from individuals exhibiting signs and symptoms of respiratory infection aids in the diagnosis of respiratory viral infection, if used in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings.

Negative results for Influenza A, Influenza B, or RSV do not preclude influenza virus or RSV infection and should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis, treatment, or patient management decisions. Conversely, positive results do not rule-out bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses. The agent detected may not be the definite cause of disease. The use of additional laboratory testing and clinical presentation must be considered in order to obtain the final diagnosis of respiratory viral infection.

Performance characteristics for Influenza A Virus were established when Influenza A/H3, A/H1, and 2009 H1N1 were the predominant Influenza A viruses circulating. These characteristics may vary when other Influenza A viruses are emerging.

If infection with a novel Influenza A virus is suspected based on current clinical and epidemiological screening criteria recommended by public health authorities, specimens should be collected with appropriate infection control precautions used specifically for novel virulent influenza viruses and sent to state or local health department for testing. Viral culture should not be attempted in these cases unless a BSL 3+ facility is available to receive and culture specimens.
Code Information Product Number: 20-009-020; Lot Number and Expiration Date: Lot: 091113020B, Expiration Date: 03/10/14
Recalling Firm/
Nanosphere, Inc.
4088 Commercial Ave
Northbrook IL 60062-1829
For Additional Information Contact Customer Support
888-837-4436 Ext. 3
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Nanosphere has received several reports relating to an increased rate of Processing Errors during procedures performed on the Processor SP caused by Tips in Tip Holder Assemblies for the following products and lots of Extraction Trays.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Nanosphere sent a Field Notification Letter dated October 10, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem and the action to be taken by the customer. Instructions were included in the letter for customers to determine whether or not the extraction tray lots should be returned. If the extraction tray lots are to be returned, customers were to complete and return the attached form and replacement tip holder assemblies will be supplied at no cost. Customers could then dispose of the recalled unused tip holder assemblies. Customers with questions were instructed to contact their Nanosphere technical support representative. For questions regarding this recall call 1-888-837-4436, ext 3.
Quantity in Commerce 780 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including AZ, CA, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, OH and Internationally to Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Spain.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = OCC and Original Applicant = NANOSPHERE, INC.