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InBrief: FDA Publishes Final UDI Rule

UDI.1453-125x125_01The FDA has finally published the long-awaited final rule on Unique Device Identification (UDI).  I was in the audience at the UDI Conference this morning when Jay Crowley of the FDA made the announcement.  Sparkling juice was distributed to the entire audience of 400+ attendees shortly after the announcement.  See “FDA finalizes new system to identify medical devices“).

Yesterday Mr. Crowley arrived at the conference opening with a short beard.  George Wright IV suggested that perhaps he wasn’t shaving until the final rule was published.  Sure enough, he arrived this morning with the beard shaved off.  He was due to Continue reading InBrief: FDA Publishes Final UDI Rule

What The UDI Date Format Says About FDA’s Direction

Jay CrowleyThe U.S. FDA is poised to publish their final Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule any day now.  The publication was due earlier in the summer but has apparently been held up in the review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) without any kind of accurate timeline.  The organizers of this year’s UDI Conference are hoping the FDA will be able to announce its publication at their event this Thursday and Friday in Baltimore.  I understand that not everyone is looking forward to its publication, but some are kind of tired of waiting for it.  I’ll bet Jay Crowley and his team Continue reading What The UDI Date Format Says About FDA’s Direction