The product classification of the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA) is used to code in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
The English GMDN has been developed by the European Standards body CEN under a project sponsored by the European Commission. GMDN is supposed to be translated into the major languages of EU-Member States.
Until a German translation of GMDN will be available UMDNS and EDMA classification are the official nomenclatures to be used in Germany. See the GMDN website for further information.