Transitioning to the GS1 Standards

We are moving to the GS1/GTIN standards as part of our continuing efforts to meet customer expectations and improve supply chain efficiency. 

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The crosswalk is a complete listing of our products transitioning to the new GS1/GTIN identifiers, and includes the corresponding original HIBC UPNs for your reference.

Frequently Asked Questions

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(800) 345-2498 (for U.S. customers only)

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Select the division (Excel format, Rev 9JUL2014):

Note: Excel 2010 or above required.
Electrophysiology   |   Endoscopy   |   Interventional Cardiology   |   Neuromodulation   |   Peripheral Interventions   |  Urology/Women’s Health   |   Master list – all divisions

Select the division (PDF format, Rev 9JUL2014):

Electrophysiology   |   Endoscopy   |   Interventional Cardiology   |   Neuromodulation   |   Peripheral Interventions   |  Urology/Women’s Health   |    Master list – all divisions

Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) products already use GTINs. There will be no change to existing CRM part numbers and bar codes.

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Example of our new label using GTIN


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the GS1 Standards?

GS1 standards are the most widely used supply chain systems in the world, spanning many industries. They drive supply chain efficiency, traceability and accuracy. Examples of GS1 supply chain applications include Global Trade Item numbers (GTIN), Global Location Numbers (GLN) and the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).

When are we transitioning products to GTINs?

GTIN labeling begins in January 2014. Each month additional products will transition to the new label. We anticipate that all BSC products will include the new GTIN identifier by the end of 2014. It is important to note that newly labeled products will enter the distribution stream only after the existing BSC inventory has been depleted. It will be several weeks or more after the label has been updated before it reaches customers.

How does this change impact hospitals?

It primarily impacts hospitals that currently scan or plan to scan product label bar codes. They will need to update their MMIS (materials management information systems) with the GTIN part numbers.

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