GUDID adds New Fields

The GUDID database contains two new fields related to a previous device identifier, DI.

The fields are Previous DI Number and Issuing Agency. Previous DI Number means a ā€œDevice Identifier assigned to a version/model of a medical device prior to the assignment of a new/substitute device identifier to that same version or model, without any changes to the device itself, due to merger and acquisition activity.ā€ The Issuing Agency in this case, is the name of Previous DI Issuing agency.