Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules
GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) provides a unique identification solution for Healthcare Items. When linked with the item’s batch number and expiration date, it can help provide traceability from production to patient delivery.
The GS1 Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules are available both as a webpage and in PDF format. They have been translated into:
And have a Decision Support Tool to assist user companies.
GS1 has instituted a policy to prohibit reassignment of GS1 Global Company Prefixes for companies producing and selling "regulated healthcare trade items" (pharmaceuticals or medical devices sold or dispensed in a controlled environment).