EU Nomenclature Mapping Project News: Will Critical Progress Be Hampered By Tensions?
Will the future EMDN system for EU device naming make more work for users by snubbing an already well-used global naming system?
It seems to be game over for anyone who might have been hoping the European Commission would do a U-turn on its decision to use the Italian CND nomenclature as the basis for communication in Eudamed, instead of the well-established GMDN. But GMDN is strong in its resolve to remain a vital global nomenclature service.
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