The U.S. FDA is well into their long-anticipated Unique Device Identification System. Its purpose is to "establish a system to adequately identify devices through distribution and use". It requires the development of a unique device identifier (UDI) in plain text and machine readable formats, to be part of the labeling of every medical device. This is a multi-year phase in, based on the risk / class of the device. This New Draft Guidance expands upon the Final Rule and focuses on the two forms of a UDI and clarifies the content of the UDI, including the data delimiters that identify specific data elements within the UDI.
This is a major change for medical device manufacturers, with far-reaching effects in regulatory compliance, as envisioned by the FDA.
This Live Webinar by expert speaker John E. Lincoln, who has also published an article on UDI/GUDID for an international validation journal, will focus on the U.S. FDA’s recently released New “Unique Device Identification System: Form and Content of the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) - Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff,” dated July 25, 2016.
The session discusses the basic requirements of UDI Labeling and its database, GUDID and provides a list of key U.S. FDA publications that address UDI requirements for regulated companies and accredited agencies. It will also provide an overview of UDI / GUDID implementation schedules and discuss the required steps for UDI / GUDID compliance by medical device companies and future issues.
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John E. Lincoln is the Principal of J. E. Lincoln and Associates LLC, a consulting company; with over 35 years of experience in U.S. FDA-regulated industries, 21 of which are as an independent consultant. John has worked with companies from start-up to Fortune 100, in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, China and Taiwan. He specializes in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, QMS problem remediation...
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