GMDN Agency

About Us

The Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN) is a comprehensive set of terms, within a structured category hierarchy, which name and group ALL medical device products including implantables, medical equipment, consumables, and diagnostic devices.

The GMDN Agency has been established to provide health authorities and regulators, health care providers, manufacturers and others with a system that allows an exchange of medical device information and supports patient safety.

Our vision is to provide a single common language for all medical technology, and for it to be adopted by medical device regulators, manufacturers and other participants in healthcare systems worldwide. Our 5 year strategy lays out ambitious plans for growth.

The GMDN is used for:

- Data exchange between manufacturers, regulators and healthcare authorities

- Exchange of post-market vigilance information

- Supporting inventory control in hospitals

- Purchasing and supply chain management

Useful Information

GMDN Strategy 2022-2026 Overview

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The value of a globally harmonised nomenclature for medical devices

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Patient safety at the forefront of GMDN’s focus.

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What is GMDN?

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