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Standardization of anaesthetic and respiratory equipment and supplies, related devices and supply systems.

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92

published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

36

ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs

31

Participating countries

22

Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 121/SC 1 Breathing attachments and anaesthetic machines Sub committee
ISO/TC 121/SC 2 Airways and related equipment Sub committee
ISO/TC 121/SC 3 Lung ventilators and related equipment Sub committee
ISO/TC 121/SC 4 Terminology and semantics Sub committee
ISO/TC 121/SC 6 Medical gas systems Sub committee
ISO/TC 121/SC 8 Suction devices for hospital and emergency care use Sub committee
ISO/TC 121/CAG Chairman Advisory Group Working group *
ISO/TC 121/TF Shelf-life of respiratory equipment Working group *
ISO/TC 121/WG 1 Connectors for respiratory therapy devices and accessories Working group *
ISO/TC 121/WG 2 Safety measures for stopping the flow of oxygen in case of a fire Working group *

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

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 121

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 121 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SC 62D Electromedical equipment IEC
IEC/TC 62 Electrical equipment in medical practice IEC
ISO/TC 58 Gas cylinders ISO
ISO/TC 58/SC 2 Cylinder fittings ISO
ISO/TC 198 Sterilization of health care products ISO
ISO/TC 210 Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices ISO
ISO/TC 215 Health informatics ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 121

ISO/TC 121 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 58 Gas cylinders ISO
ISO/TC 58/SC 2 Cylinder fittings ISO
ISO/TC 118/SC 4 Compressed air treatment technology ISO
ISO/TC 173/SC 2 Classification and terminology ISO
ISO/TC 198 Sterilization of health care products ISO
ISO/TC 210 Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices ISO
ISO/TC 215 Health informatics ISO
ISO/TC 220 Cryogenic vessels ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
EIGA European Industrial Gases Association A
IFRC International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies A
WFSA World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists A
WHO World Health Organization B
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
22 May 2017 Somerville (USA) ISO/TC 121/SC 3  
22-23 May 2017 Somerville (USA) ISO/TC 121/SC 4  
22-24 May 2017 Somerville (USA) ISO/TC 121/SC 1  
22-26 May 2017 Boston (USA) ISO/TC 121  
20-24 May 2019 (Japan) ISO/TC 121 **

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

ISO/TC 121 - Secretariat

ANSI United States
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 301
Arlington, VA 22203-1633
United States

Tel: +1 703 525 48 90
Fax: +1 703 276 07 93

Secretariat direct:
Ms Colleen Elliott
Tel: +703-253-8261