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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Executive SummaryNew ISO standard for symbols: A new standard from the International Organization for Standardization offers a methodology for developing and presenting symbols related to medical devices that can be understood independently of language to "avoid the confusion that users may experience when presented with labeling in different languages," ISO said March 24. Manufacturers and regulators can also use the standard, ISO 15223-2:2010, for validating symbols "where suitable symbols are not standardized," the organization notes. Among other specifics, the standard provides test methodology and acceptance criteria to help ensure that a candidate symbol is suitable for adoption and use, according to ISO
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