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Read about the advantages of using an electronic Bowie and Dick test.

In the last 50 years medical technology has advanced rapidly, with the introduction of telemedicine for remote diagnosis, and sophisticated health information systems which allow faster access and interpretation of medical records. Yet, even with such advances, some hospitals are still relying on paper based Bowie and Dicks to test their sterilizers.

The 3M™ Electronic Test System (ETS) is a highly innovative and easy to use Bowie and Dick test device. Developed in close consultation with healthcare professionals, ETS is 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 that detected all the sterilization conditions correctly, 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.

For more information, read the full article.

Switch to ETS from your paper Bowie and Dick tests and embrace technology. With user benefits including:

• Unambiguous pass or fail results

• Electronic analysis, archiving and filing of data

• Accurate and independent measurement of sterilizer performance...

...ETS is the future of sterilization monitoring.


For more information on ETS visit our ETS site or for online training, click here.