ProSpore Ampoule is a self-contained Biological Indicator available for use in healthcare or industrial steam sterilization. It is intended for use as a challenge to steam sterilization at 121°C. ProSpore Ampoule is ideal for use in validating the sterilization of volumes of liquid that take a longer time to reach sterilizing conditions. ProSpore Ampoule is also acceptable for use when placed in the sterilizer (non-liquid loads). No activation is required: just expose the unit in a sterilizer and incubate afterwards. It is available in the following configurations:
ProSpore Ampoule is a hermetically sealed, type I borosilicate glass ampoule. The ampoule is filled with a modified Soybean Casein Digest Broth containing bromocresol purple acid indicator. Each ampoule also contains a population of G. stearothermophilus spores*. Growth is evident by either turbidity and/or a color change from a purple to or toward yellow. ProSpore Ampoule is a refrigerated item requiring expedited shipping.
*Derived from recognized reference strains as specified within USP, ISO or EN guidelines. These products are not certified as being representative of the reference strain and they should therefore not be used where a reference culture is specified.