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EN ISO 10993-15:2009 Standard



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Medical devices Directive (93/42/EEC)

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Wednesday 5th of January 2022


Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 15: Identification and quantification of degradation products from metals and alloys (ISO 10993-15:2000)


This part of ISO 10993 provides guidance on general requirements for the design of tests for identifying andquantifying degradation products from finished metallic medical devices or corresponding material samples finishedas ready for clinical use. It is applicable only to those degradation products generated by chemical alteration of thefinished metallic device in an in vitro accelerated degradation test. Because of the accelerated nature of thesetests, the test results may not reflect the implant or material behavior in the body. The described chemicalmethodologies are a means to generate degradation products for further assessments.This part of ISO 10993 is not applicable to degradation products induced by applied mechanical stress.


Friday 17th of November 2017


This standard supersedes the "EN ISO 10993-15:2000"

Anyway is still possible use the "EN ISO 10993-15:2000" until March 21st, 2010

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