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July 2017 SNOMED CT International Edition Release Available

The Production release of the July 2017 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to everyone, from the MLDS distribution site.

One of the largest, this authored released includes 10,766 new concepts and 261,296 changed concepts. While volume is not the only significant indicator with which we measure success, it does demonstrate the scale of effort from SNOMED International’s content and technical teams. Additional content means considerably more time needed to do quality validation, as well as increased risk of possible issues requiring mitigation.

All files distributed for the July 2017 International Edition are available from the  “July 2017 v1.1” version in the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here:

The SNOMED CT International Edition contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:


The Release Notes and OWL Resource file have been separated from the International Edition release package, and can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version:

  • doc_SnomedCTReleaseNotes_Current_en-US_INT_20170731.pdf

The SNOMED CT International Edition Release Notes can also be accessed online:


Those Members using MLDS as their distribution site will find that their affiliates have access to the new release automatically.

If you have any questions about the July 2017 International Edition, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at with “July 2017 International Edition release question” in the subject line.

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