UDI stands for a worldwide unique identification of medical devices or their packaging. The necessary marking must be machine-readable in order to ensure automatic error-free detection. UDI is based on defined ISO-compliant standard codes that have been used successfully for a long time.
There are many good reasons to introduce UDI that bring benefits to all involved, including:
- Clearly labelled medical devices are easier to trace – from the user to the manufacturer.
- In the event of an incident, it is possible to identify and locate the affected products more quickly – for example, within the users.
- Illegally marketed medical devices are easier to find.
and many others.