0.4 mL Mini Spore Ampules

Crosstex Mini Spore Ampules are Self-Contained Biological Indicators for monitoring steam processes consisting of a hermetically sealed glass ampule which contains modified Trypticase® Soy Broth (TSB) with a pH indicator and Geobacillus stearothermophilus with a population level of 106.

  • Reduced incubation time of 48 hours
  • Visually distinct positive results indicated by the media transitioning from Purple to Yellow
  • Saves time by eliminating aseptic culturing required with traditional spore strips
  • Negative controls are included in each box
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OS1-50-0650/box + 5 negative controls106

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TDS - Steam 0.4 mL Mini Spore Ampoules (OS1-50-06) Rev 1.1
Technical Data Sheets (TDS)
ProcessSteam
OrganismGeobacillus stearothermophilus Cell Line 7953
Indications for UseThe Mini Spore Ampules may be utilized to monitor Steam sterilization efficacy.  The ampules are ideal for monitoring liquid steam sterilization cycles but may also be utilized in monitoring dry loads.

Mini Spore Ampules are labeled For Industrial Use Only.

Ampoule DimensionsApproximately 32 mm x 6.4 mm
Packaging50 per box + 5 negative controls
ComplianceISO 11138-1 Sterilization of health care products – Biological indicators – Part 1: General requirements

ISO 11138-3 Sterilization of health care products – Biological indicators – Part 3: Biological indicators for moist heat sterilization processes

USP

Shelf Life24 months from date of manufacture
Storage ConditionsRefrigerate at 2°C to 8°C