Can we use Biological Indicator Evaluation Resistometer(BIER) to test our biological indicator?
What is the purpose of the Steam BIER system?The Steam BIER system is designed to provide reproducible reference environmental conditions for evaluating the resistance of microbial populations to steam sterilization.How does the Steam BIER system work?The system incorporates a dynamic air removal system with a leak detection system to ensure the removal of air from the test system. It then undergoes rapid pressurization with steam to achieve preset sterilization temperatures. After exposure, the chamber is rapidly depressurized to atmospheric pressure.What is the significance of the Pre-vacuum Flush and Gravity cycles programmed in Steam BIER units?The Pre-vacuum Flush and Gravity cycles are likely programmed to simulate different sterilization conditions. Pre-vacuum flush involves removing air from the chamber before introducing steam, while Gravity cycles rely on the natural downward flow of steam.How is the BIER system used in quality control for sterilization processes?The BIER system serves as a tool for quality control by providing a controlled environment to assess the effectiveness of steam sterilization. It helps evaluate the resistance of biological or chemical indicators to ensure proper sterilization conditions are achieved.Are there specific guidelines or standards for using the Steam BIER system?China GB 24628-2009/ISO 18472:2006, IDT Sterilization of health care products—Biological and chemical indicators—Test equipmentChina GB 18282.4—2009/ISO 11140-4:2007, IDT Sterilization of health care products—Chemical indicators—Part 4:Class 2 indicators as an alternative to the Bowie and Dick-type test for detection of steam penetrationWhat are the advantages of using the Steam BIER system in comparison to traditional methods of assessing sterilization efficacy?The advantages may include improved reproducibility, controlled testing conditions, and the ability to assess the resistance of indicators to steam sterilization in a standardized manner.