Work Item
ASTM WK72897

New Guide for Quantification of Degradation Properties of Absorbable Metals

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee shall be the development of standardized nomenclature and definitions of terms, test methods, recommended practices, guides, specifications and performance standards for medical and surgical materials and devices. The Committee will encourage research in this field and sponsor symposia, workshops and publications to facilitate the development of such standards. The Committee will promote liaison with other ASTM Committees and other organizations with mutual interests.


absorbable, absorbable metal, degradation


The guide will provide information about quantifying degradation properties for absorbable metals and absorbable metal medical devices. It could be used by manufacturers, material suppliers, regulatory bodies and test houses.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F04.15

Committee: F04

Staff Manager: Kathleen Chalfin

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-05-2020

Technical Contact: Sung Cho

Item: 001

Ballot: F04.15 (20-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item