This page is intended to be a jumping off point for US, European, and other standards pages...
http://www.atlanticbridge.co.uk/page7.htm CE Marking of Medical devices...
National Institute of Industrial Property (France): http://www.inpi.fr/inpi/accueil.htm
For information about legislative requirements from the European Union, the European Directives, and their relation to European Standards in particular industrial sectors, please visit the following web site: http://www.newapproach.org/
Good starting point: http://devicelink.com/links/regulatory.html