Terminology owner/maintenance organisation

Name, contact details, website

The GMDN Agency
Park House
Milton Park
OX14 4RS
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1235 799759


Formal name of the code system

Global Medical Devices Nomenclature

Short name or abbreviation of the code system name

Technical identifier/s for the code system 

OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.276
Canonical URL: https://www.gmdnagency.org/gmdn

Scope/domain statement for the code system

(Official or from HTA)

The Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN) is a terminology of codes and generic names, including grouping terms, used to identify all medical device products. Such products include those used in the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of disease or injury in humans.

The main purpose of the GMDN is to provide health authorities and regulators, health care providers, manufacturers and others with a naming system that can be used to exchange medical device information and support patient safety.

Link to information about the code system - including how to obtain the content


Arrangement or agreements with HL7 for use of content

None at present
Version management - timing and identification of versionsDaily updates - no formal versioning (previously there was, when the distribution was based on CD-ROM)

IP Information and Licensing Information

Proprietary terminology - a paid for license must be obtained to use the terminology

HL7 users of this information - which HL7 products use this link (if known)

Process to request content change

Other useful Information

Information current as at (date)

April 2021
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  1. Updated URI and OID information to be consistent with information at https://terminology.hl7.org/2.1.0/CodeSystem-GMDN.html