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CND (and EMDN)

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The CND (Classificazione Nazionale Dispositivi medici), developed by the Italian Ministry of Health, is an alternative system to GMDN and has been adopted by the European Commission to help fulfil the regulatory requirements in the new European Union regulations. It is considered suitable for the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN). EMDN is required by the European Commission to be assigned to the device identifier of UDI (UDI-DI) as will be available as part of the publicly available European Union UDI Database (Eudamed) 

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Competent Authority

Is responsible for the authorization of medicines / medical devices and for ensuring that medicines…

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GMDN – Global Medical Device Nomenclature.

GMDN is a comprehensive set of terms that provides generic descriptors for the identification of…

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