Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules

Unique identification provides an opportunity to differentiate, in a machine readable form, an item’s identification. Such information is rapidly becoming a pre-requisite, when linked with the item’s batch number (or unique serial number) and expiration date, for traceability of all Healthcare products from production to delivery to the patient (point of care).

Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) uniquely identify items that are traded (Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, etc) in the Supply Chain. Integrity of these numbers throughout the item’s lifetime is a key to maintaining uniqueness for manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, hospitals, regulatory bodies and other Supply Chain stakeholders. A change to one aspect, characteristic, variant or formulation of a trade item may require the allocation of a new GTIN.


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