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Standards for addressing the COVID-19 crisis


Provides URL links to regulations, specifications, and standards for medical devices, sterilization procedures, and personal protective equipment (PPE) that are made available by many organizations, such as ISO, IEEE, ASTM, FDA, CDC,  BSI.

Provides no-cost public access to ASTM standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment, including masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizers, and respirators. Registration is required to view or download the standards.

A list (European standards) of European standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment are made freely available by  European Committee for Standardization (CEN) member countries.

Provides public access to a set of articles and standards from the IEEE Xplore Digital Library that may help researchers understand, manage, and combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

31 ISO standards covering biological evaluation of medical devices, protective clothing used in health care settings, and business continuity management, security, and resilience are made freely available through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) portal. Token-based registration is required.

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