• Rationalizing the testing process

    3 December 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    A key document on rationales for the testing of surge arresters could have wider implications for testing standards across the IEC.
  • Safeguarding the credibility of IEC Standards

    30 November 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    Consumers rely upon government regulations to ensure that manufacturers adhere to conditions regarding the safety and performance of their products. Increasingly, governments have set requirements on issues related to...
  • Testing to the highest standards

    22 July 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    You may not be aware that your mobile phone or your tablet will have undergone a series of stringent tests before commercialization. These tests are designed to make sure that electrical or electronic devices can...
  • Have you taken your medication today?

    15 September 2019 by Claire Marchand
    As far back as 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that only about 50% of patients with chronic diseases living in developed countries follow treatment recommendations with particularly low rates of...
  • How secure is your medical device?

    15 June 2018 by Antoinette Price
    In 2007, when cautious doctors replaced a former US Vice President’s heart defibrillator, a battery-powered device placed under the skin to monitor heart rate, they modified it so it couldn't be hacked by terrorists, by...
  • A new era for solar PV

    15 March 2018 by Antoinette Price
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) Renewables 2017 Report highlights that new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity grew globally by 50% in 2016, reaching over 74 GW. It also notes the significant point that for the first...