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The future European Medical Device Nomenclature

Posted on 06.02.2020

An information package on the future European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN) was released by the Commission in January explaining:
• The current ongoing work, its mapping with GMDN, management of EMDN at the MDCG level here
• The CND Nomenclature’s background, general principles, structure/grouping hierarchy here

The European Medical Device Nomenclature is expected to be released in 2020 (no specific date is given). It is also expected that the MDCG Nomenclature WG will define the rules and processes related to the creation, update, maintenance and use of the EMDN.

For the whole list of work items on the nomenclature and their timelines please refer to the list of ongoing MDCG guidance documents.