Spordex® Strips NA004

E6 Biological Indicator For Ethylene Oxide And Dry Heat

The Spordex Strip NA004 Biological Indicator (BI) is produced from filter paper inoculated with a single spore species (Bacillus alrophaeus, NRRLUB4418) and enclosed in a glassine envelope. The strips are produced under controlled conditions to meet the suggested performance parameters published in the current United States Pharmacopeia (USP). American National Standards Institute/Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/International Standards Organization (ANSI/AAMI/ISO) 11138 and EP Standards.



The Spordex Strip NA004 is used to validate and re-qualify Ethylene Oxide (EO) gas or dry heat sterilizers and to monitor the effectiveness of common ethylene oxide gas or dry heat sterilizing processes.

Features and Benefits:

  • Bacillus atrophaeus single species population ranging from E3 to E8 colony forming units (cfu)/strip
  • Lot number and expiration on each glassine envelope and data card
  • Tested in accordance with ISO 11138-2
  • E6 maybe used in applications requiring a 6-log reduction

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