20 May 2021
World Metrology Day 2021- Measurement for Health
World Metrology Day aims to raise awareness of the important role measurement plays in scientific discovery, innovation, manufacturing, safety and international trade to improve the quality of life and protect the environment. It is an annual celebration to mark the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of 17 nations, coordinated by the BIPM (International Bureau of Weights and Measured) and the OIML (International Organization of Legal Metrology), and enables global collaboration in the science of measurement and its numerous applications.
This year, Measurement for Health, was selected as the theme for World Metrology Day to highlight the vital role metrology plays in our health and well-being. With increasing demand on a personalised approach to healthcare, robust metrology is key to its realisation.
As holder of the UK's National Standards for flow and density measurement, TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory engages with industry, academia, the NHS and innovation hubs to identify and address flow measurement challenges within healthcare settings with the overarching aim of improving measurement accuracy and standardisation.
“We were delighted to join in the World Metrology Day celebrations for Measurement for Health,” said its Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare, Dr Tracy Brown. “As a partner in a EURAMET/EMPIR research project, Metrology for Drug Delivery II, we are aiming to reduce dosing errors of a range of drug delivery devices, such as insulin pumps. This is important to enhance patient treatment and ultimately save lives.”
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