What is the GMDN?
The Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN) is a system of internationally agreed descriptors and is the leading global standard for the naming, classification and categorisation of medical device products. The GMDN Database lists all the Terms, which are currently available to name and describe medical devices, although new Terms are regularly issued to cope with new medical device innovations. The GMDN is owned and managed by the GMDN Agency, a non-profit organisation. Anyone can register for free as a member on the GMDN website to access and use any GMDN Term. The GMDN provides Healthcare Professionals, Regulators, Manufacturers and others with a common language to communicate and share information. To find out more about the GMDN and its history, visit our About Us section.