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Integra LifeSciences recall affects Medtronic's Infuse kits

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:53pm
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Integra Lifesciences recalls certain lots of its surgical sponges, including some that were packaged with Medtronic's Infuse bone graft kits.

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Minnesota medical device giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) confirmed today that it recalled certain of its already-troubled Infuse spinal fusion surgery kits after learning of possible contamination in sponges manufactured by Integra Lifesciences.

Integra notified Medtronic on April 11, 2013, of possible endotoxin contamination in certain lots of its absorbable collagen sponges, including some that were included in the Infuse/LT-Cage bone graft kits, used in spinal fusion procedures, according to a Medtronic statement.

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