Excelsior biological indicators provide a convenient, easy-to-use system for the reliable evaluation of your sterilisation processes including Steam, Ethylene Oxide, Radiation, Hydrogen Peroxide and Dry Heat.
- Spore strips, discs and threads
- Spore suspensions
- Spore Ampoules
- Self-Contained Biological Indicators (SCBIs)
Excelsior can manufacture custom Biological Indicators using a variety of carriers in combination with any organism. Please enquire to obtain additional information about Excelsior’s capabilities to manufacture a custom indicator.
These colour-change indicators are manufactured using water-based, environmentally friendly, heavy metal free ink formulations.
Brilliant colour transitions allow for end users to easily note when product has been exposed to a sterilisation process. Excelsior offers a variety of standard configurations as well as customised indicator labels in a variety of sizes and shapes to meet your specifications.
Chemical Process Indicators are available for monitoring Steam, Ethylene Oxide, Radiation, Hydrogen peroxide, Dry Heat, Steam-Formaldehyde and Chemiclave sterilization processes.
- Chemical Process Indicators (dots)
- Custom Indicator Labels (labels, strips and ribbon)
- Sterilization Monitoring Inks (for Flexographic, gravure and silk screen printing processes)
Excelsior offers Bowie & Dick Test packs for monitoring effective steam penetration in vacuum autoclaves.
The Bowie Dick Test Pack consists of a series of steam penetration (air removal) barriers in the centre of which is a chemical indicator sheet.
The test pack should be placed into an empty autoclave chamber and put through a recommended autoclave cycle of 134°C for 3.5 minutes.
Excelsior Scientific Growth Promotion Test Suspensions are ready-to-use microbial suspensions for media performance, microbial assays, enumerations and susceptibility testing where <100 Colony Forming Units per aliquot are required.
- Bacillus subtilis
- Clostridium sporogenes
- Candida albicans
- Aspergillus brasiliensis
- Kocuria rhizophila
- Geobacillus stearothermophilus
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Escherichia Coli
- Bacillus atrophaeus
- Salmonella enterica