FDA finalizes new system to identify medical devices
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a final rule requiring that most medical devices distributed in the United States carry a unique device identifier, or UDI. This identifier includes production-specific information such as the product’s lot or batch number, expiration date, and manufacturing date when that information appears on the label. The InterTech Dev Co, MED75 family of leak detectors for the medical industry support the requirements of the new UDI ruling. The units feature functions such as bar code reading and Ethernet IP communications capabilities that can provide seamless data transfer and part traceability.