WG-7 – Medical and Breathing Gases

WG-7 reports to the Medical Gases Council and focusses on the regulation, quality and safety of medical and breathing gases.

WG-7 mission:

  • To liaise with European Medicines Agency (EMA), European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), World Health Organization (WHO).
  • To act as a focal point within EIGA for matters concerning registration, production, filling, storage, handling, use, distribution and disposal of medical and breathing gases.
  • To cooperate and coordinate with other EIGA working groups with regard to work programmes and expert advice.
  • To define industry best practices and to prepare relevant publications and recommend their use.
  • To provide advice to stakeholders and to support the development of legislation and standards.
  • To demonstrate to external stakeholders of medical and other life support gases that EIGA is the recognised Industry Association on the subject of these products.
  • To advise on appropriate recommendations and actions to be taken by EIGA and/or EIGA members in relation to reported incidents and adverse events involving medical or breathing gases.