Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Variations in the Resistance of Biological Indicators Used to Assess Sterilization

Sometimes, unexplained results occur when using biological indicators. This could be attributable to a failure of the sterilization process or, perhaps, due to a mishandling of the biological indicator. Other reasons could be traced to issues of resistance and variations with the biological indicator itself.

In relation to this, Tim Sandle has written a paper which discusses the “phenomenon of resistance” for the Journal of Validation Technology.

The paper can be found here.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2014) Variations in the Resistance of Biological Indicators Used to Assess Sterilization, Journal of Validation Compliance, Vol. 20, Issue 1, Mar 2014

Posted by Tim Sandle