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GMDN Terms & Codes

Since 1991 Medical Device experts from around the world (regulators, healthcare providers and manufacturers) have worked together to create the Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN). This work was requested by the inter-governmental body, the Global Harmonisation Task Force (GHTF) to help accelerate international medical device regulatory harmonization and convergence. The GHTF has now been superseded by the IMDRF (see www.imdrf.org).

GMDN terms & codes are a system of internationally agreed descriptors used to identify medical device products which will meet a global need for identification purposes.

GMDN codes now form part of the registration process with many competent authorities, therefore as a manufacturer you will need to include this important information on your declaration of conformity and will need it when registering your medical devices.

Advena are members of the GMDN Agency and have access to their database of terms, we are therefore in a position to be able to assist our clients in identifying the correct term for their device and ultimately the correct GMDN Code.

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