Apex® Biological Indicator (BI) products are designed specifically to meet the unique needs of the pharmaceutical, food, and medical device industries utilizing vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VH2O2) decontamination.

Our Apex® product line offers:

  • The most resistant strain to VH202 process to assure the manufacturing area is decontaminated
  • Greatly reduced false positives because products match the decontamination process
  • A highly flexible portfolio of BI’s to match the resistance of process parameters

Whether it be stainless steel discs/ribbons or a spore suspension, Apex® BI products offer the ideal solution to monitoring hydrogen peroxide decontamination, utilizing vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VH202) decontamination.

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Apex® Discs

  • Inoculated onto grade 304 stainless steel carriers

  • Discs measure 0.35″ diameter x 0.008″ thick

  • Available with G. sterothermophilus 12980 or 7953, or B. atorphaeus 9372

  • Tyvek® packaged indicators have perforations for hanging and a thumb notch for peeling


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Apex® Ribbons

  • Bare stainless steel ribbons measure (0.25″ x 2.75″)
  • Inoculated at one end
  • Available with G. sterothermophilus 12980
  • Convenient size and flexibility

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Tri-Scale Biological Indicator

  • One convenient Tyvek/Tyvek® package; three G. stearothermophilus 12980 populations
  • Three carriers with 104, 105 and 106 spores; sealed in separate compartments
  • Used for initial shakedown or validation of new enclosures or filling lines
  • Convenient to identify worst-case location(s) in enclosure
Technical Specifications
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Technical Specifications

Apex® Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Biological Indicators


Storage: 2 – 8°C;  < 50% relative humidity

Expiration: 9 months from date of manufacture (not applicable for Apex BIs with 103 populations)

Certification: Apex biological indicators are traceable to a recognized culture collection, and certified for population and reference D-value.

G. stearothermophilus 12980

Incubation 7 days at 55 – 60°C
Population 106 103 10⁴ 106

104 

105

106

106

Units 100 100 100 100 50 100
Reorder#

HMV-091

HMV-091E3

KCD-404

SBC-327

LOG-456

NAS-152

 

B. atrophaeus

Incubation

7 days at 30 – 35°C

7 days at 30 – 35°C

Population 106 103
Units 100 100
Reorder#

GRS-090

GRS-090E3

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