Smart-Read EZTest Biological Indicator Monitoring System

By: Sgm Biotech  11-11-2011
Keywords: Sterilization, Biological Indicator, Chemical Integrator,

The Smart-Read EZTest® Biological Monitoring System allows an organization to release sterile product with true biological confirmation faster and easier than ever before. This unique system uses a real biological indicator (BI) -- with no added enzyme or chemical integrator -- which is incubated, evaluated, and documented in one simple, automated operation. Relying only upon bacterial spore growth, the Smart-Read system can detect sterilization failure in as few as three to five hours, and negative results can be confirmed with an additional five hours of incubation.

The Smart-Read system includes the Smart-Read EZTest self-contained biological indicator which is specially designed for rapid evaluation in our advanced Smart-Well® incubator. Based on familiar, proven technology, the Smart-Read system can be implemented by any organization with minimal training and validation.

Though a highly sophisticated tool, the Smart-Well incubator is easy to configure and monitor with its simple touch-screen interface. The incubator can evaluate up to ten Smart-Read EZTest biological indicators independently, and contains an additional cell for a positive control unit. Each BI test result is automatically documented with a user-customizable printed report, and an alarm is sounded the moment that sterilization failure is detected. The incubator also contains an NIST-traceable thermometer marked at the appropriate incubation temperature to allow the operator to quickly verify proper operation.

The Smart-Well incubator is offered in a kit including the incubator itself, stylus, report printer, record book for storing reports, thermometer, and all necessary cabling.

Smart-Well Incubator
For Incubation Cells Temperature Reorder #
Smart-Read EZTest for Steam 10 + 1 control 60°C US: SWI-101
European: SWI-201
Australian: SWI-202
UK: SWI-203

The Smart-Well incubator is protected U.S. Patents 6,340,590 and 6,455,272. Other patents pending.

The Smart-Read EZTest is a familiar self-contained color change biological indicator specifically designed for rapid evaluation in the Smart-Well incubator. It requires no special processing and can be used in place of any existing self-contained BI. The Smart-Read BI contains spores of Geobacillus stearothermophilus and is suitable for steam sterilization processes.

Smart-Read EZTest for Steam
Spore Incubation* Population Units Reorder #
G. stearothermophilus 3-5 Hours in the Smart-Well Incubator 105 100 SEZS/5
106 100 SEZS/6
Smart-Read EZTest Biological Indicator Test Pack (PCD) - 25 units per case
Spore Incubation Dimensions Population Reorder #
G. stearothermophilus 10 Hours at 58-62°C 4-1/2" x 2-5/8" x 3/4" 105 SRSP/05 (5 controls)
SRSP/25 (25 controls)

*Negative results confirmed with an additional five hours of incubation.

Storage: room temperature.

Expiration: 24 months from date of manufacture.

Certification: Smart-Read EZTest biological indicators are traceable to a recognized culture collection and certified for population, D-value, Z-value and performance.

Keywords: Biological Indicator, Chemical Integrator, Sterilization,

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