GMDN Governance

Role of GMDN Agency

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 The GHTF has now been superseded by the IMDRF (see The GMDN Agency is the non-profit organisation that is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the GMDN. The GMDN Agency is a registered UK charity.

The Agency’s objects are:

To preserve and protect health and to relieve sickness for the public benefit by developing and maintaining the “Global Medical Device Nomenclature”, a system of internationally agreed descriptors used to identify medical device products which will meet a global need for identification purposes.

GMDN Agency Board

The GMDN Agency has a Board of Trustees.

GMDN Policy Advisory Group

The Policy Advisory Group provides advice to the Board of Trustees on matters of relevance to the satisfactory maintenance of the GMDN, including:

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