New Study Shows Just How Difficult Endoscope Disinfection Is

Seattle, WA: A new study suggests endoscope disinfection remains difficult for hospitals, meaning even with rigorous cleaning some endoscopes are still not fully clean. The study, conducted at a variety of hospitals and medical centers, highlights the difficulty of ensuring the medical devices are bacteria free. In 2015, the FDA issued a warning about the improper cleaning of endoscopes, while lawsuits have been filed against the makers of some of the medical devices


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