Coronavirus: European standards for medical supplies made freely available to facilitate increase of production

Free provision of 11 standards

In a press release of 20.03.2020, the Commission announced that 11 CEN harmonized standards and potentially 3 more ISO-related harmonized standards will be made available free of charge by the national standards organizations to industry. This will help to increase the production of medical supplies. Below is the list of the relevant standards:

In addition, possibly:

EN 149:2009
EN 14683:2019
EN 166:2001
EN 14126:2003
EN 14605:2009
EN 13795-1:2019
EN 13795-2:2019
EN 455-1:2000
EN 455-2:2015
EN 455-3:2015
EN 455-4:2009

These are 3 more possible standards for free download:

EN ISO 374-5:2017
EN ISO 13688:2013
EN ISO 10993-1:2009

Also the US regulator AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) provides three standards around protective equipment and disinfection free of charge:

AAMI PB70:2012
AAMI TIR11:2005/(R)2015


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