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FDA Clears Use of Certain Multi-Patient Endoscope Connectors

For Quality & Patient Safety Staff, Infection Preventionists

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Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared a modified Erbe USA Inc. ERBEFLO 24-hour multi-patient endoscope connector for use. The modified port connector now includes a backflow prevention feature designed to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination that was previously identified in a letter from the FDA in April 2018.

Questions should be directed to the FDA’s Division of Industry and Consumer Education at DICE@FDA.HHS.GOV, (800) 638-2041 or (301) 796-7100.