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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HIBCC Welcomes Pakistan-Based Affiliate

July 2, 2019
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HIBCC is pleased to announce that it has appointed a Pakistan-Based affiliate organization, in cooperation with QMSCI (Quality Management System Certification International), a long-standing regulatory and engineering consulting company that is headquartered in Sialkot, PK and also has offices in several other countries.  QMSCI has created a new organization, HIBCC Pakistan (HIBCC PK).  HIBCC PK.. read more →

HIBCC UDI Suite Enhancements

June 21, 2019
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HIBCC UDI Suite’s Calculate Check Character function has been updated to allow users to calculate multiple UDI / bar code data check characters at a time. This is a tool provided to all HIBCC Labelers. Click here to access the updated utility. Follow the instructions below to use the updated utility. 1. Enter the UDI/Bar.. read more →

European Commission Designates HIBCC as an Issuing Entity for its UDI Initiative

June 12, 2019
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The European Commission has designated HIBCC to be a Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Issuing Agency as part of the European Union Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which will apply to all EU member nations.   HIBCC’s EU Issuing Entity designation was announced on June 7th, 2019. HIBCC has been an Issuing Agency for the U.S. FDA’s UDI.. read more →

iHIN® Web Based Portal Enhancement and New Processes Scheduled

May 16, 2019
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Licensees will be able to create and manage their own Customer HIN List on iHIN® Updated HIN submission processes and guidelines Enhanced search HIN options and HIN results list On Friday (5/17/2019) at 12pm EST, HIBCC’s iHIN Web Based Portal will be temporarily shut down for scheduled maintenance and to implement several enhancements, as described.. read more →

Saudi Food and Drug Authority Releases Guidance Designating HIBCC as an Issuing Entity

May 6, 2019
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The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has released its “Guidance on Requirements for Unique Device Identification (UDI) for Medical Devices” designating HIBCC as an Issuing Entity. The initial release date was April 8th, 2019. To view the full guidance document click here. To learn more about UDI contact HIBCC at info@hibcc.org read more →

FDA Releases Final Guidance on Convenience Kits

May 1, 2019
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On April 26th, 2019 the FDA published the finalized UDI guidance document for Convenience Kits. The draft was previously published in 2016. To view the complete guidance document click here. To learn more about UDI contact HIBCC at info@hibcc.org read more →