Labeling is a crucial component of the manufacturing process. Accurate labeling ensures market access, safe and proper use of the devices by both caregivers and patients. Of the product authorization process, labeling is one of the highly scrutinized parts.
Note that the cost of incorrect labels or failing to include the necessary information is significant to the manufacturer. Insufficiently labeled or inappropriately labeled products are likely to be recalled.
They are also likely to experience export bans. The bans are associated with reputational damage and heavy financial penalties. Omitting essential information may cause a costly delay in market entry.
Your target market determines the information to be put on the medical devices. Although regulations are getting harmonized each day, markets still operate based on different standards. The label requirements do vary based on regions and countries of origin.
Note that the more markets you target with the products, the more complex the labeling requirements get. The top four labeling advantages of medical devices include:
1. Environment Friendly and Time Saving
The information on the risk-benefit ratio is found on the label. The information allows the consumers to be aware of the potential challenge with the device. The benefits to the environment or patient are associated with the use.
Employee time management is one of the setbacks of point-of-sale modernization. E-labelling protects employees from spending much time on low value-added tasks and instead focusing on client satisfaction. You can update the product information remotely as the labeling solutions help manage the information displayed to consumers anywhere and in real-time.
Centralized information and price management is an essential requirement for effective price coordination and sales. Through the e-labeling of medical equipment, the overall production time is also reduced.
2. Cost-Effective and Enhance Patient Safety
With medical device labeling, you can save on the cost of production, reduce paperwork and space utilization. In addition, it lacks the risks associated with instructions for use getting lost or being separated from the medical device.
Note that e-labels are durable and are not prone to contamination or fading. Automated labels reduce the number of errors in the physical displays. The employee manipulations are also reduced because once in place, labels are automatically updated remotely.
3. Better Utility and Information
According to Seagull Scientific, with medical labeling devices, there is “enhanced readability and easy access to information.”This helps customers get all the necessary details concerning the product. The label allows you to customize for a country’s specific design and labels.
The utility and efficiency of a medical device often increase through online assessment by the regulators. Identification of expiration dates on a device can be challenging. E-labels allow the consumers to identify the sell-by dates while the products are in store.
4. Using QR Codes
It is easy to use QR codes. They are relatively quick and help connect both consumers and regulators to compliance and other requirements sites. With the rise in the number of smartphones, QR codes are used in numerous settings. Scanning of QR codes allows access to the necessary information.