The GMDN is a dynamic database that reflects the dynamic nature of the medical devices sector. New Terms are added regularly to keep the nomenclature up to date with current medical technology. The database is updated daily, and members are notified via email if a Term in their “My Terms” list is modified or made obsolete.
New Terms are added to prevent overlap or duplication of Terms and are necessary to fit new products into the nomenclature. Terms are also expanded to cover slight variations of products, and wording changes are made to ensure consistency.