Work Item
ASTM WK75374

New Guide for for Assessing the Compatibility of a Cleaning Brush Part with Different Substrates Used in the Construction of Medical Devices

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.


brush part, cleaning, material composition


1Brushes designed to clean medical devices after clinical use play an important role in the effective reprocessing of those medical devices. Instructions for use from the brush manufacturer should supply information related to the compatibility, or more importantly, incompatibility with materials that make up the composition of a medical. This may be stated in terms of being suitable for specific materials, not suitable for specific materials, or suitable for a limited number of uses for specific materials. 1Inspection for wear should always be a part of the instructions for use of a brush. Application of this guide can help to determine suitability with different materials and also information as the nature of any degradation of a material that might be observed

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: 01-05-2021

Technical Contact: Ralph Basile

Item: 001

Ballot: F04.15 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution