The EMDN will be the Nomenclature used when registering medical devices in the EUDAMED database. Although mapped to the current GMDN nomenclature, it is stand alone and will be used in future as a searching tool by EU operators.
Given the current pressure on national health authorities and manufacturers of medical devices, there is a fear that there could be shortages or delays in getting the medical devices needed to fight COVID-19, were they to follow the new rules of the Medical Devices Regulation from May this year,” the parliament said in a news release. “The European Parliament is therefore supporting the proposal to postpone the application of this regulation by one year to allow authorities and manufacturers alike to prioritise the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by continuing under current procedures
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