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COVID-19 and Biological Indicators


Mesa Labs realizes that due to the COVID-19 pandemic there may be a new or increased need for decontamination of critical medical items, surfaces, and work spaces that require intense decontamination. Hydrogen peroxide is a highly effective sterilizing agent, routinely used for the decontamination/sterilization of surfaces. According to the World Health Organization’s interim guidance on laboratory biosafety guidance related to the novel coronavirus, hydrogen peroxide is an “Appropriate disinfectant with proven activity against enveloped viruses . . . “.

Biological indicators are considered the “gold standard” for demonstrating a decontamination or sterilization process’s ability to inactivate high numbers of highly resistant microorganisms, including viruses.


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