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Article publié le lundi 29 avril 2013.


En avril 2013, Advanced Bionics a été condamné par le tribunal de Louisville (Kentucky) à verser plus de sept millions de dollars pour un implant cochléaire défectueux


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Staefa (Switzerland), 17.04.2013 - Sonova Holding AG, the world’s leading provider of hearing solutions, acknowledges today the verdict of the Kentucky Western District Court. The case was brought by a patient whose cochlear implant malfunctioned as a result of moisture ingress. The device in question was part of a voluntary recall issued by Advanced Bionics in March 2006. A jury yesterday awarded the plaintiff damages totaling USD 7.25 million. Sonova will carefully review the verdict and considers an appeal.

In light of the verdict, Sonova will reassess its provisions for claims of this category which can affect the financial year 2012/13 results due to be reported in May. The financial impact of such reassessment has not been included in the current guidance for financial year 2012/13.

In 2006, Advanced Bionics identified an issue related to the feedthrough assembly provided by one (commonly referred to as Vendor B) of two approved vendors, affecting some, but not all HiRes 90K devices manufactured prior to March 2006. The company promptly initiated a voluntary recall of all unimplanted devices that contained the Vendor B feedthrough component and immediately ceased the use of feedthroughs from Vendor B.

The recall was already resolved prior to the acquisition of Advanced Bionics by Sonova in 2009. The HiRes 90K implant manufactured today is the most reliable device ever manufactured by Advanced Bionics leading the industry with a 99.8%1 reliability rate. Advanced Bionics is a global leader in cochlear implants firmly committed to the continuous improvement of the quality of its products and the reliability of its implants.

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Advanced Bionics Announces Voluntary Recall of the HiRes 90K Cochlear Implant

Device will be Recalled from the Market while the Company Works with the US Food & Drug Administration to Address the Issue

Valencia, CA, November 23, 2010 - Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in developing advanced cochlear implant systems, announced today that it has notified the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that it will voluntarily recall its HiRes 90K cochlear implant device and is retrieving all unimplanted devices in distribution. This action is being taken in response to two confirmed instances where the product experienced a malfunction requiring explantation. These recipients experienced severe pain, overly loud sounds and/or shocking sensations at 8-10 days after initial activation of their device.

AB is continuing to evaluate the root cause(s) of the problem and is working closely with the FDA to address their questions and concerns, and institute changes to the product to ensure that the HiRes 90K has the highest quality for patients who use the device. This voluntary action is being taken to ensure continued patient safety and product quality. The risk of any significant adverse medical events appears to be remote at present.

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L’administration américaine (Food and Drug Administration) a requis une peine de 2,2 millions de dollars contre Advanced Bionics, fabricant d’implants cochléaires.

Ces implants cochléaires font courir un risque pour la santé publique, dû à un fort taux d’humidité, exposant les patients à des risques d’échec du dispositif pouvant entraîner une perte d’audition supplémentaire.

La FDA a également accusé l’entreprise d’avoir expédié des appareils auditifs à des clients américains avant de les informer du changement de dispositif qui affectait la sécurité et l’efficacité de leur matériel.

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FDA Seeks Civil Penalties from Calif. Device Maker

This press release contains revisions posted April 8, 2008, to include additional information on the March 2006 recall [1].

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced it is seeking a $2.2 million penalty against a California hearing device manufacturer for violations of federal law, including manufacturing standards violations and the failure to notify the FDA of a change in an outside supplier or vendor, which may have exposed recipients of the devices to unnecessary health risks.

The cochlear implants pose a public health risk due to excessive moisture, exposing patients to the risk of device failure, possible surgery, and the potential for additional hearing loss.

The agency’s complaint, originally filed this past November and amended on March 17, seeks penalties against California medical device manufacturer Advanced Bionics, LLC and its president and co-CEO, Jeffrey H. Greiner.

The complaint alleges that Advanced Bionics shipped cochlear implants to customers in the United States prior to filing appropriate supplemental information with the Agency, including a notice of changes made to the devices that affected their safety and effectiveness.

On July 7, 2003, Advanced Bionics received FDA approval to market the HiRes90k Implantable Cochlear Stimulator, a cochlear implant surgically implanted under the skin behind the ear to treat profound hearing loss in adults and children. The cochlear implant is considered a Class III device by the FDA-the most stringent regulatory category for devices.

The complaint alleges that the company failed to comply with the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements for devices. GMP requires that companies manufacturing medical devices for sale in the United States establish and follow quality systems procedures to assure the safety and quality of their products.

Advanced Bionic’s alleged GMP violations include the failure to sufficiently evaluate and select a new vendor as the supplier of a critical device component and the failure to adequately validate the continued safety and effectiveness of the cochlear implant by testing lots under actual or simulated use when the unapproved vendor’s component was used.

The complaint also states that Advanced Bionics shipped cochlear implants in violation of the law between January 2005 and July 2006. Two cochlear implants shipped and implanted after a March 2006 recall contained the component from the unapproved vendor.

In addition to conducting a March 2006 recall of unimplanted devices containing the component from the unapproved vendor, Advanced Bionics also notified patients with such implants and instructed them to contact their health care providers if they suffered symptoms of device failure.

FDA’s complaint states that the company’s failure to file the required supplement occurred after a 2001 inspection. At that time, the company was cited for similar failures and made commitments to correct the problems.

Advanced Bionics, LLC, is located in Sylmar, Calif.

Réponse du P.D.G. d’Advanced Bionics, sur son site internet :

Chers tous,

Vous êtes nombreux à avoir entendu parler de l’intention de la FDA d’infliger une amende à Advanced Bionics. Cette annonce concerne une affaire vieille de cinq ans, survenue en 2003. Il s’agit donc d’une histoire ancienne ! Nous sommes en train de trouver une solution avec la FDA, mais le processus est complexe et prend du temps. En attendant, nous souhaitons vous communiquer quelques éléments importants :

1. L’amende concerne principalement des jugements de la FDA sur notre système d’assurance qualité de l’époque, c’est-à-dire en 2003.

2. Nous collaborons activement avec la FDA pour essayer de trouver une solution à ces problèmes.

3. Le processus est complexe et prend du temps.

4. L’amende prévue par la FDA n’a aucune conséquence sur la capacité d’Advanced Bionics à exercer son activité.

5. Le HiRes90K est un produit extrêmement fiable et, avec le Harmony, il constitue le système d’implant le plus résistant du marché.

Jeffrey H. Greiner
Président Directeur Général
Advanced Bionics LLC

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This products liability case involves two cochlear implants manufactured by Advanced Bionics. Plaintiffs claim the cochlear implants that Chase Purchase-Weatherly (“Chase”) received in June 2004, and that Tamario Miller (“Tamario”) received in December 2005, contained a faulty component called a feedthru that allowed moisture to get into the implants, causing failure.


Selon le cabinet d’avocats Glassman, Edwards, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, Sonova (Advanced Bionics) fait l’objet de plus de 60 plaintes aux Etats-Unis pour des implants auditifs défectueux.
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