The Helix Test System by Interster is the ideal process challenge device to perform a “worst case” scenario when sterilizing instruments. This test is suitable for every sterilization process in a loaded autoclave. It can also be used to ensure maximum steam penetration where hollow instruments, or instruments with small lumina, are concerned.
The Helix strips are in compliance with EN 867-5 and EN-ISO 11140-1 (Type 2). It is easy to interpret the strip due to the clear and even colour change. The ink that has been used is non-toxic and therefor it cannot cause any damage to instruments. Due to the slice strip at the back side, the strip can be stored easily in a log or on a registration card.
The 3,5 minute and 5,3 minute helix have been known Interster products for years. For most countries these tests are sufficient. But different countries require different test. Therefore, to complete the range and offer a full product line Interster has developed a 7 minute helix. Just like the 3,5 and 5,3 minute helix, the 7 minute helix is also the ideal process challenge device to perform a “worst case” scenario when sterilizing instruments.