Mitigating Risk with Autoclave Air Removal Tests Tech Tip

The presence of air in an autoclave sterilization cycle can adversely affect steam penetration and steam contact with the materials being sterilized. Saturated steam condensing on a surface is essential in killing microorganisms that may be present on the material surface. Daily use of the STERIS Steraffirm® Bowie-Dick Test Pack confirms sufficient air removal and steam penetration in the autoclave and ensures compliance with international regulations and current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs).

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