3M Equipment Control products reveal if the sterilizer is operating to set conditions of time, temperature, pressure, air removal, moisture conditioning and sterilant exposure. These products include:
3M™ Electronic Test System
The 3M™ Electronic Test System (ETS) provides an alternative to the traditional Bowie Dick test packs and its derivates. It also performs a number of additional valuable functions and is a world first and a vital step forward for sterilization assurance programmes.
In an independent study (Benoit, F et al, Zentral Sterilisation (central service), 3, 180-184, 2011) ) comparing 4 electronic test devices, the 3M ETS was found to be the only device which was 100% accurate, and therefore the only device that fulfilled the requirements for the performance of alternative Bowie and Dick test devices as specified in ISO11140 part 4.
3M™ Comply™ Disposable Bowie & Dick Test Pack
Bowie-Dick type test packs detect air leaks, inadequate air removal and steam penetration for vacuum-steam sterilizers. Compact, efficient and easy to use test packs compliant to BSEN 11140 part 4 and third party certified by BSI (kite marked).