MINIBIO AUTOREADER FOR RAPID, SUPER RAPID BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS
Bionova® MiniBio incubator allows easy and rapid detection of positive and negative Biological Indicators. Six incubation programs are available: 4 hours at 37 ºC, 3 hours at 60 ºC, 2 hours at 60 ºC, 1 hour at 60 ºC, 30 minutes at 60 ºC and Ultra 20 minutes at 60 °C. A positive result can also be evidenced by culture medium color change to yellow, read the instructions for use of each indicator for more information. The choice to perform or not the extended incubation to confirm by color change depends on the internal protocols of each laboratory or hospital.
Incubator allows incubation time programs selection independently for each one of three positions. Bionova® MiniBio incubator not only allows results detection but also provides a printed ticket to record them. In addition, the auto-reader can be connected to computers by USB. This allows linking the results with the Bionova® Traceability Software for Automatic Reading and Traceability of Rapid, Super Rapid and Ultra Rapid Biological Indicators and Hygiene Monitoring System.
Bionova® MiniBio Auto-reader has been designed for the incubation of the following Self-Contained Biological Indicators (BIs):
- Rapid Readout Self-Contained Biological Indicators: BT110 for Ethylene Oxide sterilization control, BT220 and BT221 for Steam sterilization control, BT102 for Formaldehyde sterilization control and BT95 for Plasma or Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide sterilization control.
- Super Rapid Readout Self-Contained Biological Indicators: BT222 and BT223 for Steam sterilization control and BT96 for the control of Plasma or Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide sterilization control.
- Ultra Rapid Readout Self-Contained Biological Indicators: BT224 for Steam sterilization control. Microorganisms contained within the Biological Indicators
vary depending on the sterilization process for which they have been designed, therefore, incubation temperatures differ depending on the indicator. Indicators for Ethylene Oxide (EO) sterilization control, should be incubated at 37 ºC, while those involved in the monitoring of the rest of the sterilization processes should be incubated at 60 ºC.