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Should you DIY UDI?


DIY is a growing movement. Social media platforms Pinterest and Instagram are dominated by user photos of amazing do-it-yourself home improvement projects, wedding décor and craft creations.

But DIY endeavors that start with optimism and plenty of time can take an ugly turn to become last-minute fire drills. So, when it comes to high-stakes projects like Unique Device Identification (UDI) implementation, even confident and experienced DIYers often need advice and should always use the right tool for the job.

With fewer than 40 business days remaining before the September 24 deadline, many medical device labelers are struggling to complete their UDI implementation projects. Some are trying to overcome unexpected obstacles that have left them stalled. We’ve heard from industry members who finished their UDI labeling implementation and thought submission to the GUDID would be a breeze, only to discover data errors affecting their entire product portfolios that set them back weeks or even months on their timeline.

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If you’re encountering trouble handling UDI on your own, contact Reed Tech. We have a team of experts ready to ensure your process goes smoothly. Reed Tech offers tools to empower DIYers to submit and manage their own UDI data accurately. For those who want more help, our Premium SaaS UDI Service can take the load off your shoulders so you can focus on other critical tasks.

Why contact Reed Tech? We’ve assisted more than 190 medical device labelers in meeting UDI requirements and submitted 25% of all published GUDID records (as of May 1, 2016). Since 2005, we’ve been helping Life Sciences companies understand and meet FDA requirements for electronic submission. We’ll be glad to share what we’ve learned with you.

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