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Testing Products and Accessories

BIOMed Clean have a wide range of testing products and essential accessories that are all compatible with the Eclipse range of autoclaves. Products within the current testing product range include the ‘Helix Test System’ pack that is suitable for with our B type vacuum model steam autoclaves. The Helix Test System validates our vacuum sterilization processes. The Helix test is a safe and approved method of testing the steam penetration and air removal capability of a vacuum steriliser.

 

Other available testing products include the ‘Bowie Dick Test Pack’ that is also a test for steam penetration in air removal steam autoclaves (steam sterilizers). It is recommended that a steam penetration test is performed daily in every autoclave.

 

BIOMed Clean also supply medical grade adhesive sterilisation tape complete with a class “A” process indicator. This is used for sealing items such as closure bags or steriliser pouches and packaging.

 

Steriliser printer rolls, paper and ink ribbons which are compatible with the relevant autoclaves and we supply both thermal and non-thermal style printer.

 

BIOMed Clean the one stop supplier for all your sterilisation requirements and supply autoclavesultrasonic cleaners, water distillers and medical trolleys . All our products are manufactured to the highest possible standards and come with a full one year manufacturer’s warranty.

 

 


 

The Helix Test System

Quantity: 1 x Helix Device & 100 Test Strips

Test Steam: 134ºC/ 3, 5 min, 121ºC/ 15 min

 

For Vacuum Autoclaves: Type B

 

The Helix tests are available for: STEAM (134ºC/ 3, 5 min, 121ºC/ 15 min) 

 

Also available are self-adhesive helix strips which are very useful as the strip Can be stored easily on a (patient) registration card or file. The inks are non-toxic and the adhesive do not contain latex. Therefore the strips can not cause any damage to instruments.

 

How to Use

The test should be performed in a preheated chamber at the start of the day with only the Helix device present.

  1. Pre-heat the autoclave, up to working temperature.
    1. Note: Performing the Helix test on a cold autoclave can lead to incorrect results
  2. Open the Helix Device, then take one strip from the book of 250, fold in half (test squares to the outside and adhesive backing to the inside) and insert the test strip into the slot in the device.
  3. Close the Helix Device and place the Helix Device in the front of autoclave near the door.
  4. Close the autoclave and process a sterilisation cycle.
  5. The AVS Helix Strip will change from a Purple Colour to GREEN. If the WHOLE strip is GREEN you have a successful test.
  6. Date the Strip, remove adhesive backing and stick into your Log Book.

 

Testing Strips

Quantity: pack of 200 strips

 

For Use with Helix Test System

Self-adhesive helix strips which are very useful as the strip can be stored easily on a (patient) registration card or file.

 

The inks are non-toxic and the adhesive do not contain latex. Therefore the strips can not cause any damage to instruments


 

Bowie Dick Test

Quantity Per Pack: 10 Single Use Tests

Test Steam: 134ºC, 3, 5min

 

For Vacuum autoclaves: Type B

 

A Bowie-Dick test is a test for steam penetration in dynamic air removal steam sterilisers.

 

A daily steam penetration test should be run in every autoclave.

 

The colour of the indicator test sheet changes from wine red to green which will confirm that the steam penetration has been effective up to the centre of the sterilisation pack.

 

How to Use:

The test should be performed in a preheated chamber at the start of the day and with only the Bowie-Dick device present.

  • Pre-heat the autoclave, up to working temperature.
    • Note: To perform the BOWIE-DICK test on a cold autoclave can lead to incorrect results
  • Place the Bowie-Dick pack at the front of autoclave
  • Close the autoclave and process a sterilisation cycle.       
  • The Bowie-Dick test sheet will change from a Purple Colour to GREEN.
  • If the WHOLE square is GREEN you have a successful test.      
  • Date the test square, staple into your Log Book.

 

Sterilisation Tape

For safe sealing (1x roll of 20mm x 50 metre tape)

 


 

Thermal Printer Rolls

Do not require any ink as they change colour with the addition of heat. They are shiny in appearance and smooth to touch.

 

Non-thermal printer rolls are printed by an inked printer ribbon. Typically they are dull in appearance and are slightly rough to touch.

 


 

Self-Seal Plus Pouch Sealing Unit

25cm maximum cutting width, dual cutting and sealing action.

 

Dimensions: 409mm x 343mm x 153mm (pouches not included)


 

Self Seal Pouch Sealing Unit

25cm maximum cutting width, dual cutting and sealing action.

 

Dimensions: 356mm x 153mm x 280mm (pouches not included)


 

A Single 200 Metre Length Roll

An economical and convenient way to pack instruments, tools, swabs and other items for sterilisation.

 

Easy to read colour process indicators which signal exposure to sterilisation conditions. 

 

The blue plastic also aids in the detection of puncture holes that could possibly be caused by pointed/sharp instruments.


Available in 7 convenient widths, use only the width and length required.

 

For use in steam, chemical vapour and ETO steam sterilisers/autoclaves, produced with medical-grade paper and delaminated/transparent film.

 


 

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