Proposed ASTM International standard answers need for testing stent kink resistance

Dec. 18, 2020

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, announced the organization.

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.

This effort directly relates to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #3 on good health and well-being and #9 on industry and innovation.

ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Visit to become a member.

ASTM International has the release.