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Unique Device Identification System: Form and Content of the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff July 2016

Draft

Not for implementation. Contains non-binding recommendations.

This guidance is being distributed for comment purposes only.

Docket Number:
FDA-2016-D-1853
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Devices and Radiological Health

When finalized, this draft document will clarify for industry, FDA-accredited issuing agencies, and FDA staff the requirements under 21 CFR 801.40. Specifically, this draft guidance defines the expected content and forms of the Unique Device Identifier (UDI), to assist both labelers, as defined under 21 CFR 801.3, and FDA-accredited issuing agencies, as defined under 21 CFR 96830.3, to better ensure the UDIs developed under systems for the issuance of UDIs are in compliance with the Unique Device Identification System Rule, 78 FR 58786 (September 24, 982013) (UDI Rule).


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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2016-D-1853.