Fast machine-readable instrument tracking (UDI/TID).

Surgical instruments have a high value, making the ability to individually track and trace each item highly desirable.

UNIQUE DEVICE IDENTIFICATION


Our surgical instruments can optionally (small extra charge applies) be laser marked with a customized Data Matrix code, a two-dimensional matrix barcode consisting of black and white "cells" or modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern. The Data Matrix is capable of storing a large amount of information (alphanumeric and numbers) within almost any physical size and can be read quickly by a machine-reader or scanner in any orientation which allows the instrument to be easily tracked with a corresponding instrument management software installed in the hospital or sterilization unit.

The Data Matrix code provides maximum transparency and dependability of sterile supply and documentation while saving valuable labour time and cost. It also opens many possibilities for analysis and inventory management and provides you with full cost transparency over the whole product lifecycle. You can easily track each item while eliminating manual data entry, thus improving the speed and accuracy of costs and data collection and identifying the instruments with the highest usage.

While Unique Device Identification (UDI) is still lacking a common standard for all hospitals, we need you to specify us which code (e.g. EAN 128) you want to use and which information, in which format and in which logical order should be included in the data matrix code on the instrument, so it will match the requirements of your software and tracking system. The information could be for example manufacturers name, article reference and description, inventory number, serial or lot code and date, hospital name and department, classification, material used etc..

An example you can generate here: