Product Profile: DriAmp Biological Indicator

DriAmp is a biological indicator (BI) designed for assaying dry heat cycles for sterilization efficacy. Unlike a paper spore strip, DriAmp contains a sand substrate inoculated with spores, then sealed within a 1.2 mL glass ampoule. One of the benefits of this configuration is the ability to monitor sterilization cycles having temperatures greater than 170 °C. At these higher temperatures, the paper strips start to degrade and can char or burn. DriAmp can also be used to monitor low temperature dry heat cycles where creams and oils are being sterilized. They can be suspended in the middle of a product-filled container being sterilized and not fall apart or release their contents into the load.