HIBCC Industry News

HIBCC Industry News

Although our scope has expanded beyond the initial HIBC labeling mandate issued 30 years ago, we have continued to emphasize ‘safety first’ through the years.

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European Union’s Proposed UDI System to Align with FDA Regulation

May 13, 2013
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European Union’s Proposed UDI System to Align with Forthcoming FDA Regulation Read Article → read more →

International Device Task Force Recognizes HIBC for UDI

May 13, 2013
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International Device Task Force Recognizes HIBC for UDI Read Article → read more →

HIBCC’s Unposted GHX UDI Blog

April 30, 2013
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Read HIBCC’s yet unposted GHX blog on UDI. Read Article → read more →

PMPNews Recalls 20 Years Reporting on Auto-ID

April 30, 2013
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In recognition of the 20th anniversary of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging news, HIBCC CEO Robert A. Hankin weighs in on the advancements in automated identification technologies through the last two decades of their reporting. Read Article → read more →

Hankin Discusses UDI on PMPNews.com

October 9, 2012
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An identification standards body speaks out on the draft regulation for medical devices. Read Article → read more →

HIBCC Guideline: Understanding FDA’s Proposed UDI Requirement

September 1, 2012
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What is a UDI and the GUDID? The Unique Device Identifier (UDI) is a system used to mark and identify medical devices within the healthcare supply chain. On September 24, 2013 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established a UDI system that requires manufacturers to include both a plain-text version of the identifying data, and.. read more →