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Biological Indicator Selection

With the many types of biological indicators (BIs) available today – spore strips, self-contained biological indicators (SCBIs), glass ampoule liquid submersible BIs, stainless steel BIs and Industrial Use BIs such as threads, sutures, microstrips and paper discs – the process of selecting the appropriate BI to monitor a sterilization process may seem like a daunting task. With a quick evaluation of the load type and/or the sterilization parameters however, the selection can be easily narrowed down.

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Mesa Labs manufactures biological and chemical indicators for validation of sterilization processes.