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Workshop on Standards for Biomedical Materials and Devices



John A. Tesk, D Hall


The Workshop on Biomedical Materials and Devices, held June 13-14, 2001, is the latest in a series of workshops and topical meetings organized by NIST in the area of biomedical technology. The workshop complements other recent NIST efforts to make its leadership in standards and measurements more available to the health care industy, which accounts for about 13 % of the U.S. Gross National Product and continues to grow rapidly.The primary goal of the workshop was to identify and prioritize standards needs in selected biomedical materials and devices technologies as the basis for a NIST standards strategy in those areas. The technical focus areas in this workshop--biomaterials, tissue engineered medical devices, therapeutic and drug delivery systems, auditory diagnostic and prosthetic devices, and manufacturing and processing of prostheses--were chosen because they are areas in which NIST currently has active projects and is prepared to respond to the findings and recommendations of the workshop. The workshop also addressed three cross-cutting topics that are common to all of the focus areas and many other biomedical areas as well: data exchange and integrity, sterilization, and harmonization.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6791
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biomaterials, biomedical devices, biomedical materials


Tesk, J. and Hall, D. (2001), Workshop on Standards for Biomedical Materials and Devices, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 22, 2024)


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Created September 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017