International Organization of Standardization

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work. ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of electrotechnical standardization.

Implants for surgery run under ISO/TC 150, f. i. materials, cardiovascular implants, bone and joint replacements, osteosynthesis and spinal devices, active implants, tissue-engineered medical products. There are more under development and more subspecialties.

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