UDI Press Release

Unique Device Identification (UDI)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month released a proposed rule forcing most medical devices in the United States to contain a Unique Device Identification (UDI).  The hope in enforcing this law is for the FDA to diagnose product problems more quickly to better enforce recalls and advance patient safety.  With the numeric and alphanumeric codes in the UIDs there will be enhanced tracking for specific information on the device, the batch number, serial number and/or the expiration date of the product.

FDA Article on UDI

Webscan President Blog on UDI