BSI publishes new device labeling standard

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a new international standard aimed at promoting global consistency in the labeling of medical devices.

The new standard, BS EN ISO 15223-1, promotes the use of internationally recognized symbols with precisely defined descriptions, according to BSI.

The new standard will replace the current European standard, BS EN 980:2008, which will be withdrawn on 31 January 2013. BS EN ISO 15223-1 will also be harmonized under all three European Union medical device directives, such as Medical Devices, Active Implantable Medical Devices, and In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices, BSI said.

The organization said it would publish a CD-ROM in early August that contains each of the symbols in JPEG, TIF, and EPS format.

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