Cardica Recalls Bypass Surgery Device

California-based Cardica Inc. announced a voluntary recall of 55 of their C-Port devices, which are used by doctors performing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The company learned of a manufacturing defect related to its supplier and notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The recall applies to Cardica’s C-Port XA Distal Anastomosis System. Cardica designs and manufactures the devices, which is intended to replace hand-sewn sutures with easy-to-use automated systems in the connection of blood vessels. The company is offering to replace any of the faulty products.

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