News archive

The latest news stories from GMDN Agency.


  • UK Government to recommend use of GMDN following consultation
    Global harmonisation and patient safety was taken into consideration during the consultation. Read more about the report recommending the use of GMDN in the UK.
    27 Jun 2022
  • Retirement announcement: GMDN CEO, Mark Wasmuth
    After 12 years with the GMDN Agency, our CEO Mark Wasmuth has chosen to retire. The exact timing of Mark’s retirement is likely to be dependent upon the appointment of his successor.
    20 Jun 2022
  • The value of a globally harmonised nomenclature for medical devices
    The GMDN Agency has a core role in facilitating greater harmonisation and supporting shared data to benefit regulators, manufacturers, healthcare professionals and the public.
    07 Apr 2022
  • Adding value to medical device’s master data
    The GMDN forms a critical element within an organisation’s master data strategy. The use of a single recognised nomenclature allows accurate insights to drive innovation within the industry.
    07 Apr 2022
  • The growing benefits of one medical device nomenclature
    Having one medical device nomenclature provides confidence to all organisations or individuals that the definitions of products are globally recognised, leading to enhanced patient safety.
    07 Apr 2022
  • Support for manufacturers needing an EMDN Code
    If you are a manufacturer that needs an EMDN Code for registering a product in the EC EUDAMED database, you may find our EMDN Service useful. Get a ‘best match’ suggestion for GMDN codes..
    25 Mar 2022 · Feature
  • Patient safety at the forefront of GMDN’s focus.
    Manufacturers from all around the world are required to register their medical devices with the MHRA using the GMDN code, ensuring a valued and reliable resource for our hospitals and patients.
    14 Mar 2022 · Feature
  • Being a part of GMDN's growth
    Caroline is our longest-standing team member with 20+ years of experience working for GMDN and supporting it’s growth. On International Women’s Day 2022, we looked back on some of the best bits so far.
    08 Mar 2022 · Case Study
  • Case Study: Boston Medical Center
    GMDN, Symmetric help deliver state-of-the-art UDI-DI system at leading New England hospital. Boston Medical Center realised that a system built around a clear single source of standardised data was essential to provide patient insights.
    15 Feb 2022 · Case Study
  • Make the most of your account: Useful links
    We want to make it easy for users to navigate our website. Get quick access to important features of your account with some useful links to get you started. Save the page to come back to for ease.
    27 Jan 2022 · Feature