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HE-030 Standards committee nominee sought

HE-030 Standards committee nominee sought

12th Sep 16

Summary —

A dental industry nominee is sought for the HE-030: Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices committee that supports the development of standards for the biological and clinical evaluation of medical and dental materials.

Key Issues For Consideration —

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) supports the development of product standards including those published by Standards Australia and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  ADIA has been invited to nominate a representative to HE-030: Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices committee by Standards Australia.

As an ADIA nominee on the committee you have the opportunity to use your expertise to help develop technical specifications that ensure that products are designed and perform consistency.  Importantly, the use of standards by manufacturers facilitates market entry thus making it easier to import and export dental products.

The following information provides you with an idea on the scope of the HE-030: Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices committee's work:


Scope —
Standardization of the approach to biological and clinical evaluation of medical and dental materials and devices together with standardization of biological test methods applicable to those materials and devices as well as good clinical practice principles to clinical investigations in humans of those devices.

The main function of the HE-030: Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices committee is to provide Australian expert input to the ISO TC-194: Biological & Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices committee.  That is, the Australian committee provides a vehicle for Australian representatives to develop a consistent view on the nation's position on the matters before the international committee. For more information on the work of the international committee visit:


ISO TC-194: Biological & Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices Committee [WEB]

In terms of commitment all that is required is that you have relevant professional expertise in the work of the committee, the willingness to liaise with your colleagues in the dental industry concerning the development of draft standards and the ability to commit to attending meetings that are held three to four times per year.  For effective participation in the work of the committee, it is desirable that the committee's members are able to attend the meetings in person; however, as this is not always possible, audio facilities can be made available. 

If you would like to nominate for this committee, simply complete the nomination form available from the link below and return it to the ADIA National Office by Friday, 23 September 2016.  If more than one nomination is required a ballot of ADIA-DRC Dental Regulation Committee members will be made to finalise a nominee. 


ADIA Standards Australia Committee Nomination Form [PDF]

ADIA's efforts to ensure that Australia's dental industry has the ability to positively influence the shape of the technical and regulatory standards for dental products is amongst some of our most important work.  It would not be possible without the support of people just like you who volunteer for committee service, so thanks for considering the matter.

Member engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results.  Through the ADIA-DRC Dental Regulation Committee representatives of ADIA member businesses come together to contribute to the development of technical standards for dental products. 

Currency of Information —

This update was issued on 12 September 2016 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations.

Disclaimer —

The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here. 

This publication is available for your use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of the ADIA logo, other images and where otherwise stated. 

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