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This specification covers chemical and crystallographic requirements for biocompatible beta-tricalcium phosphate for surgical implant applications. Elemental analysis for calcium and phosphorus will be consistent with the expected stoichiometry of beta-tricalcium phosphate. The calcium and phosphorus content shall be determined using a suitable method such X-ray fluorescence. A quantitative X-ray diffraction analysis shall indicate a minimum beta-tricalcium phosphate content of 95 % as determined using powder diffraction method. The analysis of other trace elements may be required, based on the conditions, apparatus, or environment. It is recommended that all metals or oxides present in concentrations equal or greater than 0.1 % be noted in material descriptions.
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1.1 Thisastm specification covers chemical and crystallographic requirements for biocompatible beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) for surgical implant applications. For a material to be identified as medical grade beta-tricalcium phosphate, it must conform to this specification (see Appendix X1).
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F748 Practice for Selecting Generic Biological Test Methods for Materials and Devices
F981 Practice for Assessment of Compatibility of Biomaterials for Surgical Implants with Respect to Effect of Materials on Muscle and Bone
American Society for Quality (ASQ) Document
International Organization for Standardization DocumentISO 10993 Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Documents
ICS Number Code 11.040.40 (Implants for surgery, prothetics and orthotics)
UNSPSC Code 42295500(Surgical implants and expanders and extenders and surgical wires and related products)
ASTM F1088-04a(2010), Standard Specification for Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate for Surgical Implantation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top