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Scope

Standardization in the field of biotechnology processes that includes the following topics:

  • Terms and definitions;
  • biobanks and bioresources;
  • analytical methods;
  • bioprocessing;
  • data processing including annotation, analysis, validation, comparability and integration;
  • metrology.

ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology will work closely with related committees in order to identify standardization needs and gaps, and collaborate with other organisations to avoid duplications and overlapping standardization activities.

The committee will not pursue subjects within the scope of other TCs including but not limited to ISO/TC 212 and ISO/TC 34/SC 16.

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11

ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 276

28

Participating countries

13

Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 276/WG 1 Terminology Working group *
ISO/TC 276/WG 2 Biobanks and bioresources Working group *
ISO/TC 276/WG 3 Analytical methods Working group *
ISO/TC 276/WG 4 Bioprocessing Working group *
ISO/TC 276/WG 5 Data processing and integration Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 276

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 276 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/CASCO Committee on conformity assessment ISO
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 34/SC 5 Milk and milk products ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 9 Microbiology ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 16 Horizontal methods for molecular biomarker analysis ISO
ISO/TC 48 Laboratory equipment ISO
ISO/TC 150/SC 7 Tissue-engineered medical products ISO
ISO/TC 194/SC 1 Tissue product safety ISO
ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems ISO
ISO/TC 215 Health informatics ISO
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 276

ISO/TC 276 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/CASCO Committee on conformity assessment ISO
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information ISO/IEC
ISO/REMCO Committee on reference materials ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 9 Microbiology ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 16 Horizontal methods for molecular biomarker analysis ISO
ISO/TC 48 Laboratory equipment ISO
ISO/TC 150/SC 7 Tissue-engineered medical products ISO
ISO/TC 184 Automation systems and integration ISO
ISO/TC 194/SC 1 Tissue product safety ISO
ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems ISO
ISO/TC 215 Health informatics ISO
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO
ISO/TC 272 Forensic sciences ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
ANRRC Asian Network of Research Resource Centers A
BBMRI-ERIC Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
ESBB European, Middlle Eastern and African Society for Biobanking (ESBB) A
ICH The International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use A
ISBER International Society for Biological and environmental repositories A
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
13 May 2017 Seoul (Korea, Republic of) ISO/TC 276 *
  Month unknown 2018 (France) ISO/TC 276 **

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 276 - Secretariat

DIN Germany
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstrasse 6
D-10787 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 30 26 01-0
Fax: +49 30 26 01 12 31

Secretariat direct:
Mrs Lena Krieger
Tel: +49 30 2601-2810
Fax: +49 30 2601-24810 / +49 30 2601-42810