View the video below (in Dutch) for more information on encoding products in healthcare.
Application Identifiers (AIs)
GS1 Application Identifiers (AIs) are prefixes used in GS1 barcodes. These add extra information to barcodes. The numbers between brackets reflect the type of information provided (e.g. (01): Global Trade Item Number (GTIN). This means the actual information is shown in the numbers behind the brackets. A number of common AIs in healthcare:
Product code/GTIN: AI (01)
Lot/batch number: AI (10)
Serial number: AI (21)
Expiration date: AI (17)
Production date: AI (11)
Assigning symbols on various levels
In healthcare agreements assure products are assigned a unique identification code and symbol (GS1 DataMatrix or GS1-128) on various packaging levels. Below the appropriate symbols are shown for each packaging level.