UDI for medical devices: 'keep local differences small to aid the global picture'
This article was originally published in SRA
The countries and regions that are spearheading the drive towards adoption of unique device identifier systems for medical devices are using core data (based largely on the concepts of the regulators-only harmonization group, the International Medical Device Regulators Forum) as well as regional coding and local data. But industry believes that non-core data must be kept to a minimum if the goal of global UDI for devices is to remain attainable. Ashley Yeo reports.