The new Medical Device Regulations 745/2017 and 746/2017 introduce a Unique Device Identification (UDI) system for medical devices.
Main provisions related to the establishment of the UDI system are contained in Chapter III and Annex VI of the two medical device Regulations.
The main features of the UDI system and relevant obligations for operators will be provided in a dedicated Q/A paper to be published by the Commission in spring 2018.
This guidance is intended to provide a clarification on the notion of Basic UDI-DI, its use in relevant documentation and the factors triggering UDI-DI changes.
The guidance (2018-1) can be downloaded here: library