Symbols

Symbol

Title

Description

Manufacturer

Indicates the medical device
manufacturer (as defined in EU Directives 90/385/EEC, 93/42/EEC and 98/79/EC.

Authorized representative in
the European Community

Indicates the authorized
representative in the  European Community.

Date of manufacture

Indicates the date when the medical device was manufactured.

Use-by date

Indicates the date after which the medical device is not to be used.

Batch code

Indicates the manufacturer's batch code so that the batch or lot can be identified.

Catalogue number

Indicates the manufacturer's catalogue number so that the medical device can be identified.

Serial number

Indicates the manufacturer’s serial number so that a specific medical device can be identified.

Sterile

Indicates a medical device that has been subjected to a sterilization process.

Sterilized using aspectic
processing techniques

Indicates a medical device that has been manufactured using accepted aseptic techniques.

Sterilized using ethylene oxide

Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using ethylene oxide.

Sterilized using irradiation

Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using irradiation.

Sterilized using steam or dry
heat

Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using steam or dry heat.

Do not resterilize

Indicates a medical device that is not to be resterilized.

Non-sterile

Indicates a medical device that has not been subjected to a sterilization process.

Do not use if package is damaged

Indicates a medical device that should not be used if the package has been damaged or opened.

Sterile fluid path

Indicates the presence of a sterile fluid path within the medical device in cases when other parts of the medical device, including the exterior, might not be supplied sterile.

Fragile, handle with care

Indicates a medical device that can be broken or damaged if not handled carefully.

Keep away from sunlight

Indicates a medical device that needs protection from light sources.

Protect from heat and radioactive sources

Indicates a medical device that needs protection from heat and radioactive sources.

Keep dry

Indicates a medical device that needs to be protected from moisture.

Lower limit of temperature

Indicates the lower limit of
temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed.

Upper limit of temperature

Indicates the upper limit of
temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed.

Temperature limits

Indicates the temperature limits to which the medical device can be safely exposed.

Humidity limitation

Indicates the range of humanity to which the medical device can be safely exposed.

Atmospheric pressure limit

Indicates the range of humidity to which the medical device can be safely exposed.

Biological risks

Indicates that there are potential biological risks associated with the medical device.

Do not re-use

Indicates a medical device that is intended for one use, or for use on a single patient during a single procedure.

Consult instructions for use

Indicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use

Caution

Indicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use for important cautionary information such as warnings and precautions that cannot, for a variety of reasons, be
presented on the medical device itself.

Contains presence of natural rubber latex

Indicates the presence of natural rubber or dry natural rubber latex as a material of construction within the medical device or the packaging of a medical device

Sampling site

Indicates a medical device or blood processing application that includes a system dedicated to the collection of samples of a given substance stored in the medical device or blood container

Fluid path

Indicates the presence of a fluid path.

Non-pyrogenic

Indicates a medical device that is nonpyrogenic

Drops per millilitre

Indicates the number of drops per millilitre.

Liquid filter with pore size

Indicates an infusion or transfusion system of the medical device that contains a filter of a particular nominal
pore size.

One-way valve

Indicates a medical device with a valve that allows flow in only one direction.

Patient number

Indicates a unique number associated with an individual patient.

Medical device

Indicates that a given product is a medical device.