GMP News: Endotoxin Testing Recommendations for Single-Use Intraocular Ophthalmic Devices

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Endotoxin Testing Recommendations for Single-Use Intraocular Ophthalmic Devices

FDA published a draft Guideline on Endotoxin Testing Recommendations for Single-Use Intraocular Ophthalmic Devices. It is a result of FDAs activities to reduce the outbreaks of Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS). Read more here.

http://www.gmp-compliance.org/enews_4409_Endotoxin%20Testing%20Recommendations%20for%20Single-Use%20Intraocular%20Ophthalmic%20Devices_8521,9092,Z-MLM_n.html

Related to several outbreaks of Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS) in the past, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other government and professional organizations started a collaboration to monitor rare eye condition associated with cataract surgery to help industry develop tools for improving safety of eye surgery medical devices. (see FDA News Release December 2011).

Now the FDA published a Draft Guidance for Industry and for Food and Drug Administration Staff on Endotoxin Testing Recommendations for Single-Use Intraocular Ophthalmic Devices. Because some of the national outbreaks of TASS have been associated with endotoxin, this guidance document was developed to notify manufacturers of…

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