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Recognized Consensus Standards: Medical Devices

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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 041 Date of Entry 04/04/2016 
FR Recognition Number 15-43
ASTM  F2791-15
Standard Guide for Assessment of Surface Texture of Non-Porous Biomaterials in Two Dimensions
1.1 This guide describes some of the more common methods that are available for measuring the topographical features of a surface and provides an overview of the parameters that are used to quantify them. Being able to reliably derive a set of parameters that describe the texture of biomaterial surfaces is a key aspect in the manufacture of safe and effective implantable medical devices that have the potential to trigger an adverse biological reaction in situ.

1.2 This guide is not intended to apply to porous structures with average pore dimensions in excess of approximately 50 nm (0.05 um).
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Rationale for Recognition
This standard is relevant to medical devices and is recognized on its scientific and technical merit and/or because it supports existing regulatory policies.
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications*
Medical Devices Containing Materials Derived from Animal Sources (Except In Vitro Diagnostic Devices), Guidance for FDA Reviewers and Industry; Final 1998

Draft Guidance: Preparation of IDEs and INDs for Products Intended to Repair or Replace Knee Cartilage, July 17, 2007 (CBER and CDRH)

Guidance Document for Testing Biodegradable Polymer Implant Devices 1996.

Guidance for Industry Q5A Viral Safety Evaluation of Biotechnology Products Derived From Cell Lines of Human or Animal Origin, September 1998.

Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff - Premarket Notification [510(k)] Submissions for Medical Devices that Include Antimicrobial Agents, July 19, 2007

Appropriate Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards in Premarket Submissions for Medical Devices - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff, issued September 2018.
FDA Technical Contact
 David Kaplan
Standards Development Organization
ASTM ASTM International http://www.astm.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Tissue Engineering
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.