IFU Symbols Glossary

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Standard and reference number


Manufacturer ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates the medical device manufacturer
Authorized representative in the European Community ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates the authorized representative in the European Community/ European Union
Use-by date ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates the date after which the medical device is not to be used
Catalog number ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates the manufacturer’s catalogue number so that the medical device can be identified

Sterilized using


ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using irradiation
Do not resterilize ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates a medical device that is not to be resterilized
Do not use if package is damaged ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates that a medical device that should not be used if the package has been damaged or opened and that the user should consult the instructions for use for additional information
Keep away from sunlight ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates a medical device that needs protection from light sources
Keep dry ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates a medical device that needs to be protected from moisture
Temperature limit ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates the temperature limits to which the medical device can be safely exposed
Do not reuse ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates a medical device that is intended for one single use only
Consult instructions for use ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use
Medical device ISO 15223-1:2021
Indicates the item is a medical device
European Conformity MDD Annex XII / MDR Annex V The letters ‘CE’ appear on many products traded on the extended Single Market in the European Economic Area (EEA). They signify that products sold in the EEA have been assessed to meet high safety, health, and environmental protection requirements.
Quantity N/A Quantity of devices within the package