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How do I manage all the projects that I have and still get compliant on UDI?

UDI requirements for class 3 and class 2 devices are now behind you, but the compliance standards continue to emerge and you must maintain the ones you have already completed. Maybe your organization is impacted by all three (3) UDI class distinctions, or MDR (European UDI) standards, or you  have additional requirements to maintain these […]


Improving your labeling process to be more efficient.

Companies worldwide are challenged with developing and maintaining efficient disciplined product labeling. They are tasked with a wide range of internal requirements, Marketing and Product Branding and external regulatory requirements, such as GHS or UDI compliance requirements. As example, the chemical industry and their respective supply chains are continuously evolving and have as complex a […]


Tips and Tricks: Ensuring clean label accuracy in food manufacturing

Consumers today are more educated on the products they purchase and are very conscious of what is deemed “healthy.”  We have recently seen waves of food manufacturers facing lawsuits over false advertising, especially focused around foods labeled “healthy” and “natural.” Ryan Fournier, an international trade associate for law firm Armstrong Teasdale lists items manufacturers must […]


Upcoming UDI Class III and Class II Compliance Dates

We are nearing almost 3 years of the original publication of the UDI final ruling.  What this means to medical device manufacturers is that we are just over a month away (September 24, 2016) for certain deadlines around Class III and Class II devices and packaging. Class III regulations due Sept. 24th: UDI required devices […]


Improving UDI Barcode Quality and Verification

One of the largest labeling regulations in recent history; UDI (Unique Device Identifier) labeling has been at the forefront of any medical companies agenda to not only implement new information but to also properly display this critical information in a proper fashion. Barcode-test.com provided simple yet resourceful list of common issues that they have seen […]


Tips and Tricks: How to print high volumes efficiently in BarTender

If you have high volumes of label printing, print speed is of high importance. Many  manufacturers are printing thousands of labels on a daily and even an hourly basis.  Understanding the difference between ‘Extended’ and ‘Continuous’ mode within BarTender (http://www.seagullscientific.com/) and how to ensure you are falling within one of those modes is critical to […]


Tips and Tricks: Benefits of using 2D Barcodes

Barcodes play a huge role in product labeling, reducing errors, expediting movement through the supply chain, inventory management and point of sale.  Barcodes are the lifeline for product labeling; they hold vital information content whether it be how the product is handled, how it is inventoried or where it needs to be shipped. Many organizations […]


Tips and Tricks: Loftware Label Manager/ Print Server Product Flash

  For Pragmatyxs customers  running Loftware Label Manager or Loftware Print Server 10.2.1 or higher. The following is an important notice regarding Julian dates.  If you have any questions feel free to contact the Pragmatyxs Support Team.   Date formats using “WW yy” (Week,Week,year,year) or “WW yyyy” will report the Julian week as one less […]


Tips and Tricks: Food Label forecasting for 2015

                  Legislation is underway to require restaurants and even vending machines to show the calorie count on products. The continuing evolution of the product label is in the news almost every day with consumers requiring significantly more information to be supplied on each label.  Here are some items […]


Tips and Tricks: A guide to populating the UDI database

With the second phase of UDI compliance dates coming in less than a year ( September 2015) for medical devices to require UDI labeling; it is imperative that organizations  continue to advance their preparations to begin implementation of these labeling requirements and that preparation begins with populating the UDI database known as GUDID(Global Unique Device Identification […]