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The European Commission and the manufacturers associations "Medtech Europe" and "COCIR" held their first international UDI workshop of 2018 at 12th of February just prior to the kick-off to the new work item "UDI Application Guide" of the International Medical Device Regulatory Forum (IMDRF).

The subject UDI (world-wide medical device and in-vitro diagnostica system to support tracking and tracing) was initiated by regulators, industries, coding agencies and hospitals. The many contributions from Asia, Europe and Nort/South Europe are allowing an universal overview of the world wide harmonization efforts.

Please feel free to click on the Report written by Heinrich Oehlmann:

pdfReport "International Workshop on global use and application of UDI"

At the UDI workshop HIBC has been invited for a presentation as one of the coding agencies recommended by IMDRF (GS1, HIBC, ICCBBA). Harald Oehlmann presented the world-wide view of HIBC. Please feel free to download his presentation:

pdfPresentation charts Harald Oehlmann: The role and tasks of the issuing entity HIBC

We want to express our thanks to all active persons making the 30 year old dream becoming true, that errors can be avoided by a common Barcode&Data concept for medical devices, for logistics, application and documentation effective for all over the world.

held their first international UDI workshop of 2018 at 12th of February just prior to the