KENUS® Matrix -
the robust technology for instrument coding!

A permanent way to mark instruments.

#stable #robust #durable

Unique identification to increase patient safety

Unique Device Identification (UDI)

Unique Device Identification (UDI) is a worldwide system for the standardised identification of medical devices, which was developed in the USA. The UDI should be marked on the product in both a machine-readable format (e.g. a barcode) and in plain text. The UDI is the key to a Unique Device Identification Database (UDID), which holds a range of information on the devices.

Clear, one-to-one traceability requires specific requirements

KENUS technology meets all the requirements

Applicable in all environments

 

  • KENUS technology can be used anywhere.
     

  • RFID technology cannot be used in hybrid operating theatres because of the electromagnetic fields produced.

 

Visible over the entire life cycle

 

  • The KENUS matrix is permanently readable over the entire life cycle
     

  • Laser markings fade over time because of the washing processes during sterilisation

 

 

 

 

Instruments don’t get damaged over the life cycle
 

  • The KENUS matrix code doesn’t damage the instruments
     

  • Laser markings can cause instruments to corrode

 

 

 

 

Unique characteristics of the KENUS technology

Features

Application


Mechanically applied in a small recess:

  • Protection against mechanical damage
  • Protection against fading during cleaning or sterilisation processes

Code size


  • Pocket:  2.52 x 4.72 mm
  • Code size (12x26 dots) for 32 characters: 1.38 x 3.06 mm
  • Suitable for instruments up to a minimum diameter of 2.5 mm

Readability


  • Quick and accurate to read with a digital scan camera
  • Guaranteed readability over the entire life cycle of the medical device
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