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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SCS-100 105 100/box
SCS-106 106 100/box

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TDS - Steam SporView SCBIs (SCS-100 and SCS-106) Rev 1.1
Technical Data Sheets (TDS)
Process Steam
Organism Geobacillus stearothermophilus Cell Line 7953
Indications for Use The SCBIs may be utilized to monitor Steam sterilization process efficacy in healthcare and industrial applications.
Incubation Time 24 hours
Chemical Indicator Each SCBI vial label contains a Chemical Indicator for instant indication of exposure.
MSCBI Dimensions 8.4 mm x 45.5 mm
Packaging 100 SCBIs/Box
Compliance ISO 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 Life Typically 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 Conditions 20°C to 25°C average. Excursions 15°C to 30°C allowed. 20-70% relative humidity