These are some (though not necessarily all) of the standards organizations that maintain standards pertaining to biomedical engineering.
Q: Something that is unclear for me is why there are different standards and not just one that satisfies all countries?
Q: Because there are so many organizations/companies that create standards, is there a straightforward way to know which organization would have the standards for a specific thing?
Q: What should someone do if a standard does not exist for their intended design?
Q: What are the consequences of missing a standard?
Q: If we wish to make standards more universal, and thus standardized, why can they be so complicated to get a hold of (via payment or convoluted processes to find) and thus not ideal for everyone to use?
Q: Why do engineers have to pay for ISO standards? Why aren't they free?
Q: If standard agencies like IEEE are private-sector companies, then how does the government validate these standards before implementing them in governmental agencies like the FDA?
Q: I want to know more about why the FDA does not issue their own standards, and if it has anything to do with bias?
Q: Do standards have patterns of bias to them? Are they created to work best for a certain race, gender, or ability?