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Dear all, 

The Production release of the January 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to everyone, from the MLDS distribution site.

All files distributed for the January 2018 International Edition are available from the  “January 2018 v1.0” 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_20180131.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.

All vendors and affiliates should please contact their National Release Centre (NRC) for information on when the latest release package will be available for download from the NRC website.  Contact details for all NRC's can be found here -

If you have any questions about the January 2018 International Edition, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at with “January 2018 International Edition release question” in the subject line.   


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager 

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