UMDNS - Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System
ECRI Institute, USA developed UMDNS with the object of coding medical devices. UMDNS is updated annually, i.e. new terms can be added, obsolete terms may be deleted and existing terms may be modified.
For detailed information see the website of ECRI Institute.
The 1996 English-language version of UMDNS was translated into German. BfArM published two versions. Version 1.0 contains the Preferred Terms, in version 1.1 synonyms are also included. Version 1.0 has been integrated into the web-based data input system of BfArM as the official nomenclature for naming medical devices, excluding in vitro diagnostics, see Comprehensive information on UMDNS (German language).