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Biosystems Engineering: Standards Databases

Biosystems engineering comprises the fields of environmental engineering, bioprocess engineering, biomedical engineering, and agriculture and natural resources.

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Standards available at the University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba Libraries has online access to the following standard collections. 

Some additional standards may be available in print format. To locate these standards use the Library Search feature. 

Freely Available Standards to Support Covid-19 Response

Standard Organizations Offering Free Standards Related to Medical Equipment and Devices

The ANSI portal includes access to some ISO standards that are not currently available from the University of Manitoba Libraries. Standards covering medical equipment and devices—including ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience are available in read-only format for no cost during the Covid-19 crisis. To access the portal, users must accept the license agreement and register. Once registered, users can return to the portal via

AAMI is providing free standards in the area of health technology. 
ASTM is providing free access to standards on the production and testing of personal protective equipment. To view a list of the standards go to The University of Manitoba Libraries has access to all ASTM standards which can be accessed with your UMNetID and password at this link: ASTM Standards.
European Union is offering free standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment. 
International Standards Organization (ISO)  standards documents covering medical equipment and devices, business continuity management, security, and resilience are available on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards Connect platform. To access the standards follow the directions for the ANSI standards listed above.

Standards for Personal Protective Equipment, Medical Devices & Supplies

The University of Toronto Libraries has compiled a list of standards for personal protective equipment, specifications, prototypes, & 3D Printing and patent resources related to Covid-19. For assistance in retrieving any listed standards at the University of Manitoba, please contact Marie Speare

Other Standards not available at the University of Manitoba

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