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New Database from AAMI, ANSI, ASTM International and DIN Provides Centralized Source of Information for Medical Device Professionals

New York, Sep 09, 2009

Four of the biggest names in standards have joined forces to develop an unprecedented resource for medical device standards and related information.

Medical professionals can now access 1,300+ medical device standards from one single database developed jointly by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ASTM International and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN).

This new Medical Device Standards Portal is a user-friendly single source for critical documents from AAMI, ASTM, DIN, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and various European regulations.

Upon initial launch, all documents will be available fully indexed and in a PDF format that can be easily downloaded. By year-end, it is anticipated that all documents will also be available in an HTML format, providing subscribers with more robust functionality.

The Medical Device Portal will arm medical device professionals with a powerful information management system that will enable users to:

  • search and link between all of the standards;
  • compare revisions via color-coded highlighting;
  • add comments and attachments directly in the standards and share with others;
  • - integrate company practices alongside the standards and more. The database is powered by Citation Technologies Inc., a world leader in the field of online document management solutions. Other portals running under the citation® platform include its flagship product, CyberRegs® a comprehensive collection of regulatory information of interest to environmental, health and safety, and transportation compliance officers. Many other organizations also present their intellectual property on subscription Web sites powered by citation. To learn more about the Medical Device Standards Portal and to see an online demonstration, visit or contact Jim S. Thomas, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 215-431-2411;; or Mark Brown, ANSI, New York, N.Y. (phone: 212-642-4935;

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