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510(K) Medical Device Exemptions

FDA announced this week a list of more than 1,000 medical devices that will now be exempt from 510(k) notification requirements — a move that aims to help speed up the process of bringing new medical devices to market. The decision was made this week in accordance with a process laid out by the 21st […]


UDI Exceptions on Single Use Devices

Last week we discussed the extension the FDA has granted on the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Class II Mandates. Similar to the extension there are also exceptions on single use devices that medical manufactures should be aware of. The exception states that if you put a (UDI) on the next higher level of packaging you […]


FDA Extends Mandates for Certain Class II Devices

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the deadline to comply with unique device identifier (UDI) requirements for certain Class II devices. The first mandate posted was that all Class II devices must be in compliance by September of 2016. Now, FDA says it is extending the compliance date for certain Class II […]


European Commissions (EU) latest revision for UDI

The European Commission (EU) announced its latest revisions to the proposed rule changes for unique device identification (UDI) requirements. The agreement has been in the development stage for the past year and the EU has now developed tighter rules for medical manufactures. These rules center on areas such as trace-ability and are designed to ensure […]


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 […]


Class III Medical Devices; News and Information

The first compliance date for Unique device identification, UDI, class III was September 2014. Class III medical devices are defined as devices that support or sustain human lives, Class III Medical Devices include implanted pacemakers, heart valves and implanted cerebral simulators. At that time the FDA mandated that labels and packages of class III medical […]


Benefits of a UDI System

When we talk about UDI in our industry, we always refer to the classes, Class 3, Class 2 and Class 1 UDI and we always reference the due dates. What gets lost in this discussion is the actual benefits that accompany UDI. When UDI is fully implemented there are benefits to multiple organizations: the organization […]


Preparing to Meet UDI Compliance Dates

The healthcare industry has been rapidly preparing for FDA compliance requirements, on all medical devices (Class I-Class III.)— With the FDA’s latest deadline being completed for Class II devices this September, are you prepared for the Class I deadline? With each UDI deadline provide a new challenge for the medical device community. While many companies […]


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 […]