Rodwell offers spore ampoules for use in monitoring the efficacy of steam sterilisation processes. Spore ampoules are a self-contained biological indicator ideal for use in validation of liquid sterilisation cycles. Ampoules may be placed in larger containers such as vials but are also suitable for monitoring non-liquid loads. No activation is required after exposure of the spore ampoule to a sterilisation process. Remove the ampoule post exposure from the steriliser and incubate.
Spore ampoules are manufactured using hermetically sealed Type I borosilicate glass containing a modified Soybean Casein Digest Broth with pH indicator and the specified population of Geobacillus stearothermophilus. Growth is evident by either turbidity and/or a shift in colour. Spore ampoules are labelled with 24 months of shelf life. Store ampoules under refrigerated conditions (5 ± 3ºC). Spore ampoules are compliant with ANSI/ AAMI/ISO/EN and USP where applicable.
Spore ampoules are available in several configurations. Please inquire for additional population levels and availability.