The Product Inoculation service provides inoculated samples or carriers with specific test organisms that are used to test the ability to sterilize a device to a given sterilization cycle. This study is useful for R&D and process development of different methods of sterilization including ethylene oxide, steam, dry heat, vaporized hydrogen peroxide, and other methods. Inoculations can be performed with various BI configurations such as: commercially prepared spore suspensions, paper strips, discs, wires, and sutures. Innoculation sites generally contain at least one million spores (106). Other populations can be achieved up request The products can be used for research and development cycles, comparative resistance cycles (to determine the most resistant product location), or product D-value studies.
- ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11135
- ISO 17665