All medical devices and tools need to code their products to aid identification, readability of instructions for use and controlling traceability.

Manufacturers of components for medical devices mark their products to identify them, to add instructions and to enable tracking and traceability.It is expected that a 2D and GS1 code will become the norm.Lasers are able to produce surface marks that do not harbour bacteria and pose a hygiene risk.

Materials

Plastics – PC, PVC, PMMA, Nylon 66
Metals – Stainless steel, titanium

Products

Surgical instruments
Dental equipment
Pacemakers
Clamps
Syringes
Test Kits