GS1 Guides

GS1 GMN Executive Summary

The Global Model Number is a GS1 key used to identify a product model or product family.

Be ready for UDI in the EU

Unique Device Identification for Medical Devices in Europe. (June 2019)

GS1 Digital Link in Healthcare

GS1 Digital Link A single barcode for identification, authentication and access to information for medical products (June 2019)

GS1 Healthcare Acronyms and their Meaning

Some GS1 Acronyms commonly used in healthcare explained.

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.

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.

Medical Device UDI Data Sharing with GS1 GDSN

A short introductory guide to Medical Device UDI Data Sharing with GS1 Data Synchronisation Standards and the GDSN