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Coating Integrity - ASTM F2743

Normative References  

ASTM F2743: Standard Guide for Coating Inspection and Acute Particulate Characterization of Coated Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent.

The test standard describes in-vitro test procedures for assessing the acute coating durability of coated drug-eluting vascular stent systems. Clinical performance (i.e., drug elution) may be affected by coating durability. Balloon-expandable and self-expanding stents are included within the scope. Recommended practices for assessing acute coating durability include baseline (deployment) testing and simulated use testing. We provide several approaches for coating integrity assessment.  

Implant Testing - Coating Integrity - ASTM F2743