FDA Issues Proposed Rule on Medical Device UDI System That Will Also Apply to Clinical Pathology Analyzers and Lab Products

Many products that medical laboratories use will be covered under the new UDI system You’re reading it here first! UPCs—universal product codes—are coming soon to the medical laboratory analyzers and other products that your clinical laboratory purchases. Under a proposed rule published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medical devices will soon have UDIs—universal device identifiers. You know about UPCs. Those are the ubiquitous “universal product codes” that are found on literally...

Hospitals, Clinical Labs, and Pathology Groups Will Soon Adopt Global Location Numbers

GS1 Global Location Numbers are expected to improve supply chain performance There’s a new global healthcare standard that will change how hospitals, clinical laboratories, and pathology groups get supplies from vendors. This standard will be launched as part of the GLN Healthcare Sunrise. It is an example of how the globalization of healthcare is about to take another significant step forward. Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers should take time to learn about GS1 Global Location...
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