Kink Resistance of Endovascular Stents

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Kink Resistance of Endovascular Stents

A proposed ASTM International standard will answer the need for a standardized test method that addresses the kink resistance of endovascular stents and stent grafts. The proposed standard (WK70150) is being developed by ASTM’s committee on medical and surgical materials and devices (F04) and will provide detailed, standardized methods for testing kink resistance.

According to ASTM International member Ray Boudreaux, senior manager, Cook Research Inc., the proposed standard will help ensure that medical devices used to treat vascular diseases remain safe and functional during use.  

“This proposed standard will bring utility for users by providing consistent techniques for evaluating stents and endovascular prostheses for kink resistance,” says Boudreaux. 

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