Healthmark Industries has announced that they are now offering a product called “BactiQuik." It is a new prepackaged 1 ML vial of microbial suspensions that can be quickly and easily mixed with “Artificial Test Soil” (ATS) to perform validation testing for disinfection and sterilization. The vials that they come in contain a pure population of approximately 1x108 CFU/ML. They are offered individually by either viable Geobacillus stearothermophilus or Bacillus atrophaeus. G. stearothermophilus has a known resistance for steam sterilization, and B. atrophaeus for ethylene oxide and dry heat sterilizations. When mixed with ATS or other simulated-use test soils, your reprocessing instructions from cleaning through sterilization can be validated.
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