Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics is recalling certain MicroCel 500 and MicroCel 300 buffer chambers used in its OpenGene DNA Sequencing System. Some of these buffer chambers may have the potential to leak buffer when in use. If the buffer chamber leaks, it could cause premature failure with heat damage to the buffer chamber and Long-Read Tower and pose a hazard to the operator.
The OpenGene DNA Sequencing System is used for viral resistance and genotype sequencing. The recalled MicroCel 500 buffer chamber is Part Number 10312319/VG 42115 and has a Manufacture Date Code Range of Dec-03-09-xx to Aug-02-10-xx. The recalled MicroCel 300 buffer chamber is Part Number 10319937/ VG 42044 and has a Manufacture Date Code Range of Feb-02-10-xx to Jul-07-10-xx.
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