IMDRF Hoping UDI Rollout in U.S. Will Offer Roadmap for Global System

January 22, 2013
Efforts to develop a roadmap for an international unique device identifier system will draw heavily on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) emerging UDI system, members of a group working on the blueprint say. “The whole point of this work item is to design a global unique UDI system that could be the basis for full international harmonization,” Laurent Selles, deputy head of the medical devices unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General Health and Consumers, said.
International Medical Device Regulatory Monitor