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BS EN 30993-5 1994 Edition, July 15, 1994
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Superseded By: BS EN ISO 10993-5
Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices Part 5: Tests for Cytotoxicity, in Vitro Methods
Additional Comments: SAME AS ISO 10993-5 * W/D S/S BY BS EN ISO 10993-5
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This part of ISO 10993 describes test methods to assess the in vitro cytotoxicity of medical devices.

NOTE 1 The term medical devices corresponds to the definition given in ISO 10993-1 and covers medical materials as well as dental material and devices. The definition is in accordance with the CEN standard document.

These methods specify the incubation of cultured cells either directly or through diffusion

a) with extracts of the device, and/or

b) in contact with a device.

These methods are designed to determine the biological response of mammalian cells in vitro using appropriate biological parameters.