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Orca Scan is now GS1 approved

We’re super proud to announce that Orca Scan is now a GS1 UK approved product 🎉 This means by using Orca Scan to track prescription drugs, medical equipment and medical devices; we’ll accurately extract all the data so you can be confident you are GS1 compliant.

We are delighted that Orca Scan has successfully completed its approval process. The traceability of prescription drugs and medical equipment/devices is crucial to ensure patient safety. We are looking forward to collaborating on future work streams and supporting one another as part of the partnership
Robert FlackHead of PartnershipsGS1 UK

What GS1 approval means for our users

Our customers are the ones who have made Orca Scan what it is today. Through conversations with our users, we discovered that medical companies globally were struggling to keep up with new FMD and UDI legislation. Traditional pen and paper inventory systems were proving ineffective 📝❌ and they were seeking a more efficient, digital solution.

Working closely with healthcare companies in the US and NHS teams in the UK, who tested, re-tested and tested again, we’re proud to provide just that; a simplified GS1 barcode tracking solution that empowers healthcare professionals to drive efficiencies and improve patient safety.

GS1 is to barcodes what the W3C is to the internet. From the very first retail scan back in 1974, GS1 have collaborated with industries to agree a set of standards that make it possible to track physical objects across supply chains, regardless of country, language or computer system. GS1 approval is a major milestone in the evolution of Orca Scan, we’re proud to help lower the barrier to adopting GS1 standards by ensuring everyone on the planet can capture and extract GS1 data using any device - including their phone
John DohertyCEOOrca Scan

To learn why GS1 approval is important, read our What is a GS1 barcode guide.

About GS1 UK

GS1 UK is one of 116 neutral and independent GS1 organisations operating worldwide. Whether online, in-store or in a hospital, the common language of GS1 standards helps more than 58,000 organisations to uniquely identify, describe and track anything, creating greater trust in data for everyone.

GS1 standards have the power to deliver change now, and in the future, by driving efficiency in supply chains and transparency in wider society through initiatives such as patient safety programmes and deposit return schemes. From product barcodes to patient wristbands, GS1 standards help transform the way people work and live.

About Orca Scan

Orca Scan is a GS1-approved barcode tracking app that can be installed on any Apple or Android smartphone and used with any DataLogic, Honeywell or Zebra barcode scanner. Unlike traditional barcode tracking systems, Orca Scan does not require consultants, software engineers, or special hardware to get started. Simply download the free Orca Scan app and add fields for the data you need to capture - it’s that simple.

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