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Staying abreast of the latest technology is crucial in the world of medicine, and ASTM develops standards in several cutting-edge areas related to healthcare, including medical and surgical materials and devices, healthcare informatics and more. See below for the latest news on ASTM's activities in this area, and explore relevant standards, committee meeting dates and more in the boxes to the left.

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Marking the X-Ray Spot

The quality and resolution of X-ray images depends on the characteristics of the focal point, the area that is struck by electrons and from which the resulting X-rays are emitted. A new ASTM International standard will allow users to determine the effective focal spot size of an X-ray source....

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Rotary Beam Fatigue Tests of Wire Used for Medical Devices

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Helping Our Brand Work Better

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Helping Our World Work Better

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Catheter Manufacturers to Find Guidance in Proposed Standard

Catheter manufacturers have found that properties of their devices can influence performance of deli... READ MORE »

Nutrition Labels for Products

In today’s competitive marketplace, providing a verified EPD can help your product stand out as mo... READ MORE »

Passing the Torch

An oft-quoted maxim says that if you give someone a fish you may feed them for a day, but if you tea... READ MORE »

Power of Participation

They say knowledge is power. And the marketplace power that comes from knowing what work is under wa... READ MORE »

Durabillity of Drug-Coated Balloons

People suffering from cardiovascular disease may have another option for treatment: drug-coated ball... READ MORE »

Metal Powder Bed Fusion

Products for medical implants and aerospace components are two of the applications of powder bed fus... READ MORE »