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Proposed Standard Provides Specifications for Three-Lumen Foley Catheters

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A proposed ASTM International standard will help provide specifications and test methods applicable to three-lumen catheters. ASTM’s committee on rubber and rubber-like materials (D11) is developing the proposed standard.

The proposed standard establishes performance requirements for the various types of short-term use of a single-use, three-lumen, balloon retention catheter. Lumens are the inner spaces in tubes that transport liquids, gases, or surgical devices during a medical procedure.

The proposed standard (WK73319) will be used by manufacturers to evaluate current products and develop new products with these features. Regulatory bodies, consumers, and laboratories will be able to use the requirements, specifications, and test methods to evaluate both current and new products.

ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN.

Media Inquiries: Dan Bergels, tel +1.610.832.9602; dbergels@astm.org

Committee Contact: Melissa Marcinowski, tel +1.610.832.9602; mmarcinowksi@astm.org

Release #11048

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July 1, 2020

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