GS1 Standards

Boston Scientific products utilize the GS1 standard for Unique Device Identification (UDI) compliance. 
A complete listing of Boston Scientific's products, including the GTINs and product data, is available via the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). If you would like to access our data on GDSN please contact us at:
1-800-345-2498 (U.S. customers only)

For questions about Boston Scientific's use of GS1, GTINs or barcodes please contact us at:
1-800-345-2498 (U.S. customers only)

Frequently Asked Questions

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


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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