Test Methods for Surgical Needles

Members of the European Association of the Surgical Suture Industry have developed the following common test methods for needles used with surgical sutures:
  1. Aspect
  2. Bending
  3. Dimension
  4. Penetration
  5. Classification


  1. EASSI Standard Test Method for Visual Aspect Control of Needles used with Surgical Sutures
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  2. EASSI Standard Test Method for Bend Testing of Needles used with Surgical Sutures
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  3. EASSI Standard Classification of Needles used with Surgical Sutures
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  4. EASSI Standard Test Method for Dimensional Measurement of Needles used with Surgical Sutures
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  5. EASSI Standard Test Method for Penetration Testing of Needles used with Surgical Sutures
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