Unique Device Identification

What does UDI stand for?

The Unique Device Identification (UDI) is a system set up by the FDA for identifying medical devices. The objective is patient safety. Since September 2014, products which are supplied to the USA must be successively (depending on their product classification) marked with a barcode.


It is to be expected that Canada, Europe and Asia will stipulate similar requirements in the future. The first Cendres+Métaux products are already provided with a barcode. In the coming years, the UDI barcode will be printed on further products.