Cl II Leica Biosystems Ariol

Company: Leica Biosystems Richmond Inc.
Date of Enforcement Report 6/22/2016
Class lI:


Ariol is an automated scanning microscope and image analysis system. It is intended for in vitro diagnostic use as an aid to the pathologist in the detection, classification, and counting of cells of interest based on particular color, intensity, size, pattern, and shape. This particular Ariol software application is intended to measure, count, and quantitate the percentage and intensity of positively stained nuclei in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue specimens immunohistochemically stained for Estrogens Receptors or Progesterone Receptors (ER/PR). ER/PR results are indicated for use as and aid in the management, prognosis, and prediction of therapy outcomes of breast cancer.
Recall Number Z-1948-2016

An issue during the manufacturing process caused systems to have an improperly activated Windows 7 OS, even though a valid Windows 7 license was associated with each manufactured system.

Leica Biosystems Richmond Inc, richmond, IL on 5/6/2016. Voluntary: Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.

33 systems

Nationwide and Internationally


About the author

Amy enjoys researching and writing about developments in medical technology and how that intersects with US law. She received her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2020 and now works as a Regulatory Associate for SoftwareCPR®, a general-purpose regulatory consulting firm that is recognized globally for their expertise with standards and national regulations pertaining to medical device, mobile medical app, and HealthIT software.

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