Archive for September 2018

Steam vs Dry Heat vs Chemical Sterilizers – What’s the difference?

Instrument sterilization is essential to the functioning of many industries. There are several accepted methods that are used to ensure that instruments are sterilized properly. Below we describe 3 of the most common types of sterilizers used in the medical field. Regardless of the type of sterilizer you use, the CDC recommends verifying the proper…

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Meet our microbes!

One of the most common questions we get is “What kind of bacteria do you use? Will it make me sick?!” Here we’ve added a brief description of the 2 strains of bacteria that we use for sterilizer monitoring, and some interesting facts on each. Geobacillus stearothermophilus Geobacillus stearothermophilus was first discovered in 1920, and…

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