ASTM WK35909

    Work Item: ASTM WK35909 - New Specification for Standard Guide to Testing of Absorbable Stents and Stent Grafts

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F04.30 | Committee F04 | Contact Staff Manager

    1. Scope

    This specification and test methods cover both acute and chronic performance characterizations of absorbable vascular implants used to provide temporary luminal scaffolding/support of the coronary and peripheral vasculature following interventional revascularization procedures.

    The proposed standard will be used by industry, academics, government agencies and any other interested parties engaged in testing absorbable stents or stent grafts.


    elastic recoil; radial loading strength; securement/dislodgement; 3-pt bending; and fatigue-to-fracture

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Julia Fox


    F04 (13-05)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3036-2013 and Pending Publication