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Unique Identification of Medical Devices

Learn how GS1 Standards can help your company

The U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) Rule* establishes a unique device identification system for medical devices. Under the rule, medical devices will be marked with a Unique Device Identifier (UDI) that will appear on the label and package of a device. UDIs will be presented on device labels in both a human-readable format and a machine-readable format (e.g., a barcode).

GS1 Standards can be used to support your UDI implementation for all Classes of medical devices.

Are you interested in learning how unique device identifier information is being used at point of care? Register for our free webinar with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on March 28 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM, to learn how they demonstrated the benefits of scanning UDI barcodes on the front lines.

GS1 Standards for U.S. FDA UDI Certificate Course

GS1 Standards for U.S. FDA UDI Online Certificate Course

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Modernize Your Supply Chain

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Standards Guidance

Assigning Device Identifiers Using Global Trade Item Numbers

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Quick Start Guide

Designed for Medical Device Labelers implementing U.S. FDA UDI requirements

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Learn from Industry Leaders

Read how companies have implemented GS1 Standards

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UDI Education

Education and Helpful Tips

Learn about our certificate courses and other education opportunities

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Implementation Support

Customized support to help improve operations and enhance quality of care

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Resources for Healthcare Providers

Are you a Healthcare Provider and looking for education and implementation resources? If so, please visit to learn how GS1 Standards can help your organization modernize its supply chain, improve patient safety, and reduce costs.

*For information about the rule, see the U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification System 

Disclaimer: GS1 US is the local GS1 Member Organization that supports implementation of the GS1 System in the United States. GS1 US employees are not representatives or agents of the U.S. FDA, and the content herein has not been reviewed, approved, or authorized by the U.S. FDA.

GS1 is a U.S. FDA-Accredited Issuing Agency for UDI, and GS1 Standards are authorized for use in implementing the requirements of the U.S. FDA UDI Rule.