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Barbie LaBine

Training Coordinator

A certified GS1 Standards Professional, Barbie LaBine has provided training on label verification to manufacturers worldwide for the past two years. Barbie comes to Microscan from barcode verification systems manufacturer Label Vision Systems, Inc., (acquired by Microscan in August 2015), and now offers a range of training on LVS® brand barcode verification and other Microscan technology.

Recent posts by Barbie LaBine

Microscan Solutions for Implementing Verification for Medical Device UDI Guidelines

Now that UDI Implementation has arrived, Medical Device Manufacturers and Labelers are scrambling to understand and meet the Compliance Timelines and requirements. The requests are pouring in for a verification solution to ensure the integrity of the symbol marking will accurately convey the information on your device through its lifecycle.

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Welcome to the X-Dimension...Not all barcodes are created equal. Depending on the code, the surface material, and the marking me

Not all barcodes are created equal. Depending on the code, the surface material, and the marking method - whether printed, laser etched, or engraved - a code's quality can vary widely from mark to mark. When barcode quality becomes an issue and important product data is at risk of being lost due to decodability issues with bad barcodes, manufacturers may use machine vision-based barcode verification systems to evaluate the properties of marked codes to verify they are marked well enough to ensure long-term readability.  

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UDI - Not Just for Your Packaging Anymore

Now that UDI has arrived, medical device manufacturers and labelers are under new obligations from the U.S. FDA to meet specific device coding and labeling requirements for their devices – and it’s not just for device labels and packaging anymore. Beginning this September, (September 24, 2016 to be exact), the FDA rolls out the first deadline for permanently marking UDI codes onto medical devices themselves. 

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