As one of the world's leading standards developers, ASTM International staff create white papers on timely topics that advance important concepts for the global standardization community.
This white paper discusses the current state of standards development for infection control PPE and the formation of an ASTM-led global collaboration platform to identify and address, in an ongoing capacity, key challenges and needs.
The innovation and standards development communities must continue to partner on developing both standards and technology roadmaps in concert to ensure a clear strategy for enabling manufacturing innovation and accelerating commercialization.
This paper explains significant challenges related to the differences in the U.S. and European approaches to standards development. Then it offers suggestions for greater cooperation, innovation, and joint leadership.