Eudamed database will use Italian nomenclature

The European Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) have announced that Italy’s ‘National Classification of Medical Devices’ (CND) will replace the current Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN), and will form the basis for the new European Database for Medical Devices (Eudamed).

This shift has been sparked by the implementation of the Medical Devices Regulation and In-Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation, which come into force on 26th May 2020 and 26th May 2022 respectively, and mandate internationally-recognised and free nomenclature. Italy’s CND has been widely used since 2007, is up-to-date and is free of charge, whereas the current GMDN charges membership fees for access.

For further information, please see the full press release here.

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Published on 12. March 2019 in News, News EU, News Italy