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SemanticBits Announces Updates to openFDA Platform

By November 22, 2016October 5th, 2017No Comments

Earlier this year, SemanticBits won a $10 million, five-year contract to implement the next generation of the openFDA platform. As part of this work to enhance the system, SemanticBits is proud to share the release of a new openFDA dataset: Unique Device Identifier for Medical Devices. This API returns data from the Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID), which contains information submitted to the FDA about medical devices that have Unique Device Identifiers (UDIs). UDIs are intended to increase electronic tracking abilities for devices involved in adverse events.

SemanticBits is also pleased to share that it has recently completed building the new openFDA API statistics web page. The page, which provides an overview of the usage of the API endpoints by the community, is dynamically updated daily.

This work, like all work that SemanticBits completes for the openFDA platform, was implemented using a modern technology stack that includes AWS, Docker, ElasticSearch, Node.js and Python. OpenFDA is designed to create easy access to public data, to create a new level of openness and accountability, to ensure the privacy and security of public FDA data, and ultimately to educate the public and save lives.