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Steam

Crosstex offers a comprehensive line of Biological Indicators (BIs) and Chemical Indicators (CIs) used to monitor steam sterilization processes.  Our BIs and Prepared Culture Media are designed to meet ISO 11138 and USP standards and our CIs are designed to meet ISO 11140 standards.

Biological Indicators are:

  • Used to evaluate the effectiveness of steam sterilization processes
  • Essential in performing sterilization cycle validation during steam sterilization processes
  • Available in different populations, packaging, and configurations. Custom-made Biological Indicators are also available
  • Convenient to use, requiring only minimal training
  • Validated with a reduced incubation time of 24 hours, when used in conjunction with Crosstex’ Prepared Culture Media (Spore Strips, Spore Discs, Spore Threads and Spore Wires)

Chemical Indicators are:

  • Used to monitor steam sterilization processes
  • Available as Class/Type 1, Class/Type 2, Class/Type 4, Class/Type 5, and Class/Type 6 indicators or custom-made configurations
  • Easy to use and require minimal training