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Steris™ Steraffirm™ Bowie-Dick Test Packs

Steraffirm™ Bowie-Dick Test Packs are designed to evaluate the performance of the air removal system of a pre-vacuum equipped sterilizer.

Manufacturer:  Steris™ EQC003

Catalog No. 17-463-013

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  • Test packs are calibrated to be compatible with pre-vacuum cycles operating at specific exposure temperatures or within a specified exposure temperature range (e.g., 121° C/250° F).
  • Conform to the ISO 11140 (Type 2) standards.
  • For use in Life Sciences applications only.
  • Not cleared for use in healthcare facilities in the United States.


Should be placed over the drain each day to test your pre-vacuum steam sterilizer. During the cycle, the indicator ink will change from yellow to a blue/purple color. After the cycle is complete, the indicator card can be removed and kept for records. Test packs can help identify a problem before sterilization failures while helping to identify the potential source of the problem.


  • Reliability - Preassembled single use test provides consistent testing of the pre-vacuum steam sterilizer cycles.
  • Productivity - Distinctive, total color change from yellow to a blue/purple color provides a clear indication of a successful test.
  • Easy to Validate - Each pack and indicator has a lot number and expiration date printed on it for easy documentation.
  • Efficacy - Conforms to ISO 11140 Type 2 standards.
  • Flexibility - Indicator can detect wet steam, superheated steam, and noncondensables in the steam supply to aid troubleshooting problems.


ISO 11140 (Type 2)
121°C to 124°C
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