GS1 Guides

Global Product Classification GPC Browser Guide for Healthcare

GPC classifies products by grouping them into categories based on their essential properties and their relationships to other products.

Preparing for UDI Implementation

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Commission and other regulators have made patient safety a strategic priority by developing legislation for Unique Device Identification (UDI). This short GS1 guide on Unique Device Identification for Medical Devices explains what UDI is and how it relates to existing GS1 standards for item identification.

Overview of UDI Requirements Leaflet

The GS1 System of Standards supports all stakeholders to efficiently and effectively meet UDI requirements by enabling interoperability within an organisation, between organisations and across borders. A single standard can ultimately accelerate implementation and increase compliance to the UDI regulations. This leaflet outlines UDI requirements in GS1 terms including product identification, barcode symbols and electronic data sharing.

GS1 Standards in Healthcare for Patient Safety

A brief introduction to GS1 Standards in Healthcare. Learn how GS1 Standards enable organisations to Identify, Capture and Share data to enable patient safety, efficiency and traceability.

GS1 DataMatrix in Healthcare

Global standards for automatic identification provide an opportunity to make the healthcare supply chain safer as well as more efficient and accurate. Healthcare regulators and trading partners have realised that a global standardised identification system from manufacturer to patient treatment is imperative to comply with the increasing need for product traceability around the world.