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Supply Issues Its Interventional Ltd Biopsy Needles FTR2179 and FTR2180 (ICN 2486)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2024/2486 ICN Number: 2486


  • The supplier Its Interventional Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with their Biopsy Needle products.
  • There are two product codes affected:
    • FTR2179 – Biopsy Needle 18G x 14 – 38mm adjustable length manual Sterile
    • FTR2180 – Biopsy Needle 15G x 24 – 48mm adjustable length manual Sterile.
  • The supply issue is due to supplier manufacturing issues.


  • The affected product codes are unavailable to order pending suspension.
  • Unfortunately, the identified alternative for FTR2180 is FTR2179 which is an affected code in this ICN. Customers are advised to view the online catalogue for products they deem suitable.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • Customers are advised to do a local stock take, to minimise any prolonged disruption.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 29 November 2024.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The continuing supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with the supplier and we will continue to review the stock situation to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products, we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 2486 Its International Product Listing with Alternatives 3 April 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2486.
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