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Crosstex sterilization pouches

Jan. 26, 2011
Patent-pending CLASS 4 multi-variable indicator technology confirms three criteria for sterilization.
HAUPPAUGE, New York--Crosstex International, a subsidiary of Cantel Medical and a global provider of infection control and preventive products, has introduceda new 10- x 15-inch size of its advanced Sure-Check Sterilization Pouches.To read more about Crosstex, go to Crosstex.With the addition, Sure-Check pouches are now available in 12 different sizes--from 2.25 inches x 4 inches to 12 inches x 18 inches--to meet a range of instrument sterilization needs in health care.Sure-Check pouches feature patent-pending Class 4 multi-variable indicator technology that is beyond that oftraditional sterilization pouches, according to Crosstex Vice President of Sales and Marketing Andrew Whitehead.“All of the latest infection control guidelines stipulate that, to ensure effective sterilization, items must be exposedto all three sterilization criteria: time, temperature and steam,” he said. “Yet traditional sterilization pouches providean external and/or internal Class 1 process indicator that measures only temperature.”The Class 4 internal/external multi-variable indicators on Sure-Check pouches change color only when allthree criteria for sterilization have been met: time, temperature and steam. This technology meets CDCGuidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities (2008), ISO 11140 and 11607 standards forpouch performance, and ANSI/AAMI ST79 Comprehensive Guide to Steam Sterilization and Assurance in HealthCare Facilities.When used in conjunction with weekly biological monitoring, Sure-Check pouches provide a high level ofsterility assurance. Consistent product quality is aided through testing and certification of each production lot byan independent laboratory.“Effective sterilization of instruments is obviously a critical element of infection control protocols,” Whiteheadsaid. “With Sure-Check pouches, which are proudly made in the U.S.A., health-care professionals can be sure about sterilization every time.”For more information, contact Crosstex at (631) 582-6777 or visit comment on this product, go to