SporView™ Self-Contained Biological Indicators

Crosstex SporView® Self-Contained Biological Indicators (SCBIs) for monitoring steam sterilization consist of a thermoplastic vial and a brown cap, a crushable glass ampoule with Trypticase® Soy Broth (TSB) modified with pH indicator, and a disc inoculated with Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores.

  • Reduced incubation time of 24 hours
  • Visually distinct positive results indicated by the media transitioning from Purple to Yellow
  • Chemical Indicator on label provides instant indication of exposure

Trypticase® is a registered trademark owned by Becton, Dickinson and Company.

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TDS - Steam SporView SCBIs (SCS-100 and SCS-106) Rev 1.1
Technical Data Sheets (TDS)
OrganismGeobacillus stearothermophilus Cell Line 7953
Indications for UseThe SCBIs may be utilized to monitor Steam sterilization process efficacy in healthcare and industrial applications.
Incubation Time24 hours
Chemical IndicatorEach SCBI vial label contains a Chemical Indicator for instant indication of exposure.
MSCBI Dimensions8.4 mm x 45.5 mm
Packaging100 SCBIs/Box
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


Shelf LifeTypically 24 months from the day of manufacture.  The shelf life of the SCBIs is based on the shorter of the two individual components (the media ampoule and inoculated carrier), which have independent expiration periods.
Storage Conditions20°C to 25°C average. Excursions 15°C to 30°C allowed. 20-70% relative humidity