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1.1 This guide describes test methods suitable for determining the mean Darcy permeability coefficient for a porous tissue scaffold, which is a measure of the rate at which a fluid, typically air or water, flows through it in response to an applied pressure gradient. This information can be used to optimize the structure of tissue scaffolds, to develop a consistent manufacturing process, and for quality assurance purposes.
1.2 The method is generally non-destructive and non-contaminating.
1.3 The method is not suitable for structures that are easily deformed or damaged. Some experimentation is usually required to assess the suitability of permeability testing for a particular material/structure and to optimize the experimental conditions.
1.4 Measures of permeability should not be considered as definitive metrics of the structure of porous tissue scaffolds and should complement measures obtained by other investigative techniques e.g., scanning electron microscopy, gas flow porometry and micro-computer x-ray tomography (ASTM F2450).
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
|Dutch title||Standard Guide for Determining the Mean Darcy Permeability Coefficient for a Porous Tissue Scaffold|
|English title||Standard Guide for Determining the Mean Darcy Permeability Coefficient for a Porous Tissue Scaffold|