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U.S. TAG for ISO/TC276: Biotechnology


The primary goal of the US Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 276 Biotechnology is to promote emerging biotechnology and biomanufacturing through humanized global standards.

NIST administers the US TAG to ISO/TC276: Biotechnology as a means to coordinate U.S. input to standards development that helps to advance various biotechnology sectors. The US TAG, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), adheres to the cardinal principles of consensus, due process, and openness. The US TAG maintains a membership that represents balanced U.S. biotechnology interests.


Get involved: Interested U.S. Stakeholders may participate in the US TAG at no cost. Membership provides access to all ISO/TC 276 and US TAG documents, including standards under development. Please click here to join.

Contribute to standards development: Please click here to review, submit comment, and/or vote on open ballots.

Upcoming meetings: Please click here.

Learn more about standards development process: Please click here to check out useful information.

Learn more about the US TAG: The US TAG "mirrors" the structure of ISO/TC 276 in that the US TAG and its five US TAG Working Groups (WGs) correspond to the TC and each of the five international WGs. Subject matter experts (SMEs) from Member Organizations participate in standards development in at least one of the five US TAG Working Groups:

WG1: Terminology
WG2: Biobanks and Bioresources
WG3: Analytical Methods
WG4: Bioprocessing
WG5: Data Processing and Integration 

Click here to learn more about ISO TC276: Biotechnology

Click here to learn more about NIST Biosystems and Biomaterials Division


TAG Administrator: Clare Allocca
Created January 20, 2015, Updated March 14, 2023