Crosstex offers a full line of spore strips for use in monitoring sterilization processes. Spore strips consist of inoculated filter paper, 6 mm x 30 mm, packaged in glassine peel pouches or envelopes. The glassine packaging provides protection from environmental contaminants during transport post exposure. The spore strips can be easily removed from the glassine pouch by tearing or peeling the pouch open for transfer to culture media or challenge device assembly. Spore strips are available in populations from 102 to 108 for each organism.
The most popular spore strips are manufactured using state of the art equipment, which provides assurance that each glassine pouch contains a BI consistent in population, purity and dimension. Spore strips are packaged in shelf packs of 100 and labeled with a 15 to 24 month shelf-life based on the organism. Store strips under room temperature conditions (15 - 30ºC). Each pack is accompanied by a certificate of analysis. Spore strips are certified for population, purity, and resistance (D-value, Z-value, survival and kill where applicable). Biological Indicator strips are compliant with ANSI/AAMI/ISO/ EN 11138 series of standards and USP where applicable.
Ethylene Oxide or Dry Heat Sterilization