Leuven, Belgium - March 27, 2015
Based on the current information it disposes of, the Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) advises not to suspend nor stop any treatments involving Terumo injection needles.
On March 25, the Terumo production site of Leuven received an inspection of the Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP). After a first analysis of the issue and based on the information they currently dispose of, the FAMHP advises patients not to suspend nor stop any treatments with Terumo injection needles.
"We have cooperated with FAMHP in full transparency during the inspection at our Leuven production site. We will continue to closely work with the authorities in the following weeks, as patient safety and the highest quality standards always come first at Terumo," concludes Kyo Nishikawa, Managing Director Terumo Europe.
Terumo (TSE: 4543) is a global leader in medical technology and has been committed to “Contributing to Society through Healthcare” for 100 years. Based in Tokyo and operating globally, Terumo employs more than 28,000 associates worldwide to provide innovative medical solutions in more than 160 countries and regions. The company started as a Japanese thermometer manufacturer, and has been supporting healthcare ever since. Now, its extensive business portfolio ranges from vascular intervention and cardio-surgical solutions, blood transfusion and cell therapy technology, to medical products essential for daily clinical practice such as transfusion systems, diabetes care, and peritoneal dialysis treatments. Terumo will further strive to be of value to patients, medical professionals, and society at large.