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Unique Device Identification system

29 June 2022

Patient safety will be strengthened through the establishment of a Unique Device Identification (UDI) system for medical devices. The system is an Australian first. If used throughout the healthcare and supply chain systems, it will allow tracking and tracing of medical devices including those that have been implanted in patients. This will enhance the ability for doctors to notify patients quickly if there is a safety issue with a medical device.

Register for the AusUDID 'Sandpit'

The TGA is launching the 'Sandpit' version of the Australian UDI Database (AusUDID) from 4 July 2022. The Sandpit is being provided as an early release for users to provide feedback on the usability and design of the future AusUDID. It is open to all those who are interested in helping the TGA refine the AusUDID and provide their feedback.

You are now encouraged to register to use the Sandpit at the UDI Sandpit registration page.

Learn about why a UDI system is important

This page provides an overview of the benefits of implementing a UDI system

Learn about TGA’s progress on the UDI system and timeframe for implementation

Learn about how the TGA will engage with industry, the healthcare sector and consumer stakeholders

Read the latest UDI information and related updates