This standard is being revised to add information and discussion on the following topics, as agreed to by members of Task Group F04.15.07 on absorbable polymer test methods. Add discussion regarding in vitro to in vivo correlation of degradation rate. Add language that clari?es how to deal with absorbable polymer degradation that is not primarily through hydrolysis. Add language that underscores the need to adjust degradation retrieval/evaluation points to speci?c systems rate of degradation (i.e. guide for degradation as opposed to a test with rigid evaluation points) Add language that hydrolytic characterization of the polymer does not re?ect the degradation characteristics of the as-fabricated and sterilized ?nished device. NOTE: Technical changes need to be undertaken in both ASTM F1635 and ISO 13781 documents to assure harmonization (it was previously determined that both need to exist, since both are used extensively).