Work Item
ASTM WK72897

New Guide for Quantification of Degradation Properties of Absorbable Metals

1. Scope

1.1.This standard outlines the quantification method of degradation properties with uniformity index and acceleration factor using the degradation rate of absorbable metal or absorbable metal device.


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