Staff Manager: Kathleen Chalfin
ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices was formed in 1962. F04 meets twice each year, in May and November, with about 190 members attending over two days of technical meetings capped by a symposium or workshop on relevant topics in the medical/surgical materials and device industry. The Committee, with a membership of approximately 1,100, currently has jurisdiction of over 340 standards, published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volumes 13.01 and 13.02.
F04 has 34 technical subcommittees that maintain jurisdiction over these standards. Information on this subcommittee structure and F04's portfolio of approved standards and Work Items under construction are available from the List of Subcommittees, Standards and Work Items below. These standards have and continue to play a preeminent role in all aspects important to materials, orthopedic devices, testing, tissue engineering, and medical/surgical instruments.