Sterility Assurance Systems

A complete range of sterility assurance products to effectively monitor and routinely test your steam sterilizer’s performance. We recommend that the relevant tests are performed periodically, in accordance with your local standards.

  • Biological indicators are a meant for the routine monitoring of the effectiveness of the sterilization. Each biological indicator contains a predetermined population of Geobacillus Stearothermophilus spores, a type of bacterial spore which is safe to humans and able to resist high temperatures and that an efficient steam sterilization kills. It is designed to be sealed after processing, reducing the risk of contamination (and consequent false positives) and evaporation of growth medium.

     

    Pack quantity
    10 vials for 5 tests

    In compliance with
    ISO 11138-1

     

     

  • The Bowie & Dick test verifies the effective steam penetration in porous loads. The test emits a physical (colour) change when carried out correctly. Therefore, not only verifying that the correct temperature was reached in the load for the correct amount of time, but that these parameters were reached in addition to penetrating the load.

     

    Pack quantity
    1 for 1 test

    In compliance with
    ISO 11140-1, Type 2

     

     

     

  • The Cross-Checks L indicator strips are designed for use in steam sterilizers operating at 121 °C, 132 °C and 134 °C. When used as directed, the Cross-Checks L indicator strips give visible indication that sterilizing conditions were met.

     

    Pack quantity
    250 for 250 tests

    In compliance with
    ISO 11140-1, Type 4

  • The Helix test verifies the steam penetration in hollow instruments and air removal capability of a vacuum sterilizer. It is used to provide assurance that air has been effectively removed from the chamber and steam has effectively penetrated even the hardest to reach areas of a hollow load, such as long-lumened, narrow instruments.

     

    Pack quantity
    250 indicators for 250 tests

    In compliance with
    ISO 11140-1, Type 2-6
    EN 867-5