Bowie & Dick Helix Test

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With reference to the European Standard EN 285, the Bowie & Dick Helix Test is a mandatory test for steam sterilizers. This functionality test for steam sterilizers needs to be done at the beginning of the working day. After a successful pass of the Bowie & Dick Helix Test the steam sterilizer can be released for use. The Bowie & Dick Helix Test Set is dedicated for hollow loads in a bench top sterilizer class B. Compared to the BD Test Pack (porous loads) the Bowie & Dick Helix Test simulates a hollow instrument and generates a bigger challenge for the steam sterilizer and the steam sterilization process. The Helix strips are in complies with EN ISO 11140-1 (Type 2) as well EN 867.

The Bowie & Dick Helix Test has following advantages:

  • Accurate and reproducible results
  • Tested against the original Bowie‐Dick Pack by an independent micro‐biological laboratory
  • Easy documentation of the self adhesive indicator strip
  • Best interpretation of color change from yellow to black
  • No waste like with Test Packs
  • Ink is free of any toxic component
  • Cost effective compared to Test Packs
  • commercially priced
Bowie & Dick Test Set for hollow and porous loads Description Qty
15.100.097 famo/100/BDH Bowie & Dick Helix Test for repeated use 100 chemical indicators, laminated 1 PCD (Helix) teflon 1 cotton bag 100
15.100.098 famo/250/BDH Bowie & Dick Helix Test for repeated use 250 chemical indicators, laminated 1 PCD (Helix), teflon 1 cotton bag 250

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Bowie & Dick Helix Test