Spore Strips (BI's) are used to validate and routinely monitor
various types of sterilization processes. Species are available
for EtO, Steam, Dry Heat, and Chemical Vapor sterilization techniques.
Bacillus stearothermophilus strips are used to validate and determine
the adequacy of steam or chemical vapor sterilization. Each strip
contains a standard population of 10^5.
Bacillus subtilis strips are used to validate and determine the
adequacy of ethylene oxide or dry heat sterilization. The standard
population is 10^6 for validation and routine monitoring.
Combined spore strips contain both Bacillus stearothermophilus
populations of 10^5 and Bacillus subtilis populations of 10^6. These
strips can be used to monitor steam, ethylene oxide, dry heat and
chemical vapor sterilization methods. Unless otherwise requested,
we at Coastal BioTech Services, Inc. ship with your Assurance Plan
the combined biological indicators.