Self-Contained Biological indicators (SCBI) and MiniSelf-Contained Biological Indicators (MSCBI)

SCBls and MSCBls are ideal for use in monitoring sterilization processes in place of traditional biological indicator. However, there is no need for aseptic transfer of the Bl to culture media. SCBls & MSCBls also offer a shortened incubation period by comparison (24-48 hours rather than 7 days)

The recovery medium consists of a modified soybean casein digest broth with pH indicator.
Activate for incubation by depressing the Cap completely and crushing the ampoule. Growth is evident by either turbidity and/or a color shift of the media. SCBls and MSCBls are labeled with the shorter shelf life of the two components, the inoculated disc and ampoule which have independent expiration periods.

SCBI
(Self-Contained Biological indicators)
MSCBI
(Mini Self-Contained Biological Indicators)
Code SCH-06E MSCH-06E
Sterilisation Hydrogen Peroxide Hydrogen Peroxide
Organism Geobacillus Stearothermophilus Geobacillus Stearothermophilus/td>
Pop. 10^6 10^6
Weight 60 kg 60 kg
Min. incubation Period 24 hours 24 hours
Size / # of Units 12mm x 61mm / (50 units/box) 9mm x 50mm / (100 units/box)
Medical Equipment Registration
  • A plastic vial with a cap
  • A crushable glass ampoule with recovery media
  • A disc inoculated with spores
  • Store under room temperature (15℃ – 30℃) conditions
  • Each box is accompanied by a certificate of analysis and instructions for use

Incubators

Excelsior offers aluminium dry-block incubators for use in conjunction with the SCBls, MSCBls, and spore ampoules.
They offer an ambient to 70℃ temperature with a tolerance of ±0.5℃.
The 10-well incubators have removable clear polycarbonate lids and easy-read, programmable digital temperature and time displays.

Code Description
INC-13AE Incubator, N.American plug type. Ambient to 70℃
INC-13EE Incubator, European plug type. Ambient to 70℃
INC-13UE Incubator, UK plug type. Ambient to 70℃

Hydrogen Peroxide Chemical Process indicators

Excelsior Hydrogen peroxide chemical process indicators (CPIs) are manufactured to meet performance specifications as described in ISO11140-1″Sterilization of Health card products-Chemical indicators – Part 1: General Requirements” for Class 1 Process indicators. Excelsior Hydrogen Peroxide CPIs are not intended for use as sterility indicators, but rather as throughput process indicators used to monitor exposure to hydrogen peroxide sterilisation processes.

Exposed indicators are stable and remain blue when stored under labelled conditions, a minimum of 60mg/l of hydrogen peroxide is recommended for sufficient endpoint colour. each roll is individually packaged with a certificate of conformance to ensure the products’ quality and consistency. excelsior Hydrogen peroxide cpis are non-odorous, and non-hazardous to use. The printed labels are safe to dispose in general waste receptacles, no msds required per cfr 1910. 1200.

Process indicator Configurations

Code Product Type Number of CPIs/Roll Example
CPI-P03E Imprinted
1/2″(12.7mm) circles
5,000

Product Color Change Performance
Excelsior Hydrogen Peroxide Chemical process Indicators

Product CPI-P03E
Unexposed Exposed
7 seconds at 50℃
Absence of H202
50℃ -45 minute
Exposed 6 minutes at 50℃

Chemical Indicator Tapes

Excelsior Chemical Process indicator TAPES color demonstrates at a glance whether or not the product has gone through the sterilization process, making it easy for sterilization facilities to ensure that products have been exposed correctly to the sterilization process.
The writing or pattern on the tapes transitions from an initial color to a different signal color depending on the process type. Provides Clean removal from sterilized object

Tape Configurations

TAP-H-E H2O2 Plasma Tape Irreversible color transition from
red to yellow Can be written on.
18mm x 55m 48rolls/box.
24 month shelf life.

Chemical Indicator Strips

The strip indicator color demonstrates at a glance whether or not the product has gone through the sterilization process, making it easy for sterilization facilities to ensure that products have been exposed correctly to the sterilization process. Strips transition an initial color to a different signal color depending on the process type.

Strip Configurations

Code Process Description
HRB-250E Hydrogen
Peroxide
V H2 O2Plasma Strip
Requires 6 mins at 54℃ with 2.3mg/l of vaporised hydrogen peroxide. Transitions from blue to pink. Box of 250.