Avicenna Technology (Montevideo, MN) offers data-matrix marking services for the medical device industry, including laser, mechanical, and organizational energy services. Laser machining capabilities include data-matrix marking that allows data to be stored in a very small space. The process typically is used for marking small and difficult surfaces such as catheter components and long-term implantable leads. Data-matrix marking includes the creation of permanent traceability for medical devices. The product data can be entered via an electronic scanning process, which eliminates the possibility of manual data entry errors.