Medical Symbols

Symbols for labeling of medical devices and medical products

EN-980:2008 Symbols for medical device labeling (standard is withdrawn per 2/2013).

EN 15223-1:2012 Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling and information to be supplied.

Medical Symbols to EN 15223-1:2012

Medical Symbols to EN-980:2008 / EN 15223-1:2012

If your company manufactures medical devices, medicines or medical related equipment, you will definitely need the EN 980/EN 15223-1 medical symbols for marking your products Worldwide.

By applying these harmonized symbols you need no further textual explanation on the packaging of your product.

The Medical Devices Directive has designated EN 15223-1:2012 as the standard providing labeling symbols for all medical devices, and is currently the only labeling standard listed in the OJ.


Medical Symbol Quality

Now you have purchased the EN 15223-1:2012 standard just to discover that the symbols reproduced are of such bad quality that you cannot decently reproduce them for use on your product. The symbols need to match the quality of your product. Of course, most symbols are simple and relatively easy to draw; but drawing is not your primary job, and you have a schedule to meet.

Manuals, safety recommendations and type plates need to be completed today, not yesterday !

Now your next challenge is to find a resource for good quality symbols. That's how you came to us and this is exactly where our symbols comes to help. Our symbols allow you to quickly and easily reproduce all EN 15223-1:2012 symbols in Word and any other windows software you have at any size you want to.

You know that -when editing texts in Word-, the size of your characters is expressed  in points. By changing the point size, you can literally blow up each character to the size you need ! That is what you can do with our TTF/OTF - symbols too ! The font file contains the require medical symbols as a vector drawing, meaning that the quality is not reduced by enlarging.

Or alternately if you you really need bitmaps, we also provide a bitmap set of GIF symbols in 6 different sizes.


A True Type or Open Type symbol font are used the same easy way as ordinary fonts such as Arial and Times Roman. Our font contains all symbols from the standard, so in the place where you normally would type a 'C', now the 'ce mark' is printed, and instead of a 'G' a 'sterile' symbol is printed.

Our medical symbols were created using a professional drawing editor in vector format, using real scalable elements. The font can be used in drawing programs, text editors and presentation programs. You may select symbols in any available color, and even use them as a background in your  presentations. You can select sizes from 6 to 4000 points or more if your software allows for!

Bitmap set

We provide high quality high resolution symbols in 6 different sizes, from 30 pixels high to a full blown 800 pixels high!

In literally five (5!) minutes from now you may have ordered, paid, downloaded and installed these symbols and will all these symbols be available in all your favorite Windows/Apple software.


Available symbols

All symbols from the EN 15223-1:2012 standard have been included (see image above):

  • ce-mark  ( used in most EC directives including MDD),
  • suitable numbers 0-9 (right size to use with temperature),
  • Do not reuse
  • Use by
  • Batch code
  • Serial number
  • Date of manufacture
  • Sterile, including the method of sterilization
  • Sterile using aseptic processing techniques
  • Catalogue number
  • Caution
  • Manufacturer
  • Authorized representative in the European Community
  • Sufficient for
  • For IVD performance evaluation only
  • IN VITRO diagnostic medical device
  • Temperature limits, including indication of limits of temperature
  • Consult instructions for use
  • Biological risks
  • Keep away from sunlight
  • Keep dry
  • Do not re sterilize
  • Non-sterile
  • Control
  • Negative control
  • Positive control


You may use our font to create lay-outs for :

  • Type designation plates,
  • User manuals,
  • Customs documentation,
  • Packing material and shipping boxes,
  • Safety manuals and Installation or Service manuals,
  • Advertisements,
  • Power Point Presentations,
  • in every Windows/Mac application !

All symbols are easy to include by typing a suitable alphabetic symbol (for instance "C" = CE mark), and changing the font type to the required "mdden980:2008" font  (just as you would choose between "Arial" and "Times new Roman")

The symbols can be changed to any size without degradation as far as your software allows for,  just the way you change font size with ordinary characters.

This font is easy to order using our secure server, operated by SWREG .

Drawing these symbols yourself takes hours of work and will definitely cost you more.


This True Type Fonts is easy to install under Windows 95/98/2000/XP/VISTA and Windows 7/8 as well on every Mac.

Just copy the file into your system root (c:\) directory and use windows font utility (configuration menu : add fonts ) and  you are ready to use it. Please note that MAC users need to install the OTF version of this font instead of the True Type.

Order now !

Your order will be processed immediately and within minutes you will receive a download link by e-mail. Installation is easy and instructions are enclosed in the download kit.

Please note that order confirmation mails are sometimes treated as spam by your spam filter. Your download link should arrive very fast, and if not, look in your spam filter and/or notify your IT department. No worry however, if your confirmation mail got lost: we will provide unlimited support based on your order number (or other order details).

Some of our customers prefer using a format fitting their current way of design, so we decided to offer the images in all 4 relevant formats. The quality and symbol set are the same, within the limits of resolution (for pixel images and color).


Note that the standard EN 980:2008 has been superseded by EN 15223-1.

EN 980:2008 pixeled images

Order as GIF file set in standard heights of 30-50-100-200-400 and 800 pixels, ready to use in every graphics application, a total of 234 images. The GIF files are B/W only.

EN 980 True Type Font
suitable for all Windows
Operating Systems.

TrueType Font

EN 980 Open Type (OTF)
for Apple OS X
Operating Systems.

OpenType Font

Order as GIF fileset Order Medical Symbol Font for Macintosh Order medical Symbols for Apple


Other products

We have several other product marking related fonts available, such as ce mark , symbols from EN 15223-1, EN 50419 and EN 15986, as well as samples of a commercial DoC etc. All our fonts are Windows/Apple compatible.

For an overview of our certification related products click here