Organizations Monitored by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health
AAMI: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
ADA: American Dental Association
AIUM: American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
ANSI: American National Standards Institute
AOAC: AOAC International
AS: Standards Australia
ASA: Acoustical Society of America
ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASQ: American Society for Quality
ASTM: ASTM International
CEN: European Committee for Standardization
CGA: Compressed Gas Associated, Inc.
CLSI: Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute
ESD: Electrostatic Discharge Association
IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IESNA: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
NCCLS: National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
NEMA: National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NFPA: National Fire Protection Association
RESNA: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology of North America
UL: Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
USP: United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc.
Check out the following citations to obtain more information on the agency's participation in standards organizations:
1) OMB Circular A-119 (http://standards.gov/standards_gov/a119.cfm).
2) FDA Policy Statement: Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Standards: http://www.fda.gov/oc/guidance/voluntarystandards.html.
3) 21 CFR 10.95 Participation in outside standard-setting activities.
Susan J. Schniepp is vice-president of quality assurance at Javelin Pharmaceuticals, 125 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140, tel. 617.499.4709,