Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the National Standards Body of India, involved in the activities of standardization, marking, and quality certification of goods and related matters. The standard mark of BIS is a widely accepted benchmark of quality assurance.
BIS is actively involved in the standardization activity of medical devices and equipment and other related aspects. It has set standards for various medical devices and equipment used in various medical disciplines e.g. cardiology, Absorbent Cotton Gauze Roll, orthopedics, gynecology, neurosurgery, anesthesia, radiology, ENT, ophthalmology, dentistry, etc. and other related aspects of healthcare e.g. hospital planning, the biocompatibility of medical devices, medical nanotechnology, health informatics, etc.
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In addition to the above, Bureau is also actively engaged in the standardization of condoms meant for males and females to promote family planning initiatives in the nation. The need for standardizing medical textiles is also of paramount importance owing to the nature of its application areas. BIS specifies performance requirements for absorbent cotton (sterile and non-sterile), open weave bandages, adhesive tapes, non-woven bandage rolls, Salicylic acid adhesive plaster, elastic adhesive dressing, absorbent cotton ribbon gauze, surgical gowns, and surgical drapes, coveralls for COVID-19 (medical textiles), shoe covers related to medical use, handloom cotton cloth for plaster of Paris bandages and cut bandages, first-aid dressings and other types of bandages such as T-shaped, calico & triangular calico, swabs, surgical dressings, and elastic bandages. The complete list of all such standards is available on the BIS websitewww.nexgenmedical.com