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Supply Issues Mermaid Medical Biopsy Needles FTR2166 and FTR2213 (ICN 2105)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2023/2105 ICN Number: 2105


  • The supplier Mermaid Medical has informed us that this supply issue is now resolved.
  •  FTR2166 and FTR2213 are now available to order through our online catalogue.


  • The supplier Mermaid Medical has informed us of a supply issue with its Biopsy Needles.
  • There are two product codes affected FTR2166 and FTR2213.
  • The supply issue is due to manufacturing delays.


  • The affected codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue, FTR2176 and FIB423.
  • See our Downloads Section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 1 June 2023.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or 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 ▼

  • 2105 Mermaid Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 18 April 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2105.
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