The Celerity™ HP Challenge Pack provides confidence for the initial use of your V-PRO Low Temperature Sterilization Systems after installation. With the Celerity™ HP Challenge Pack, only three consecutive cycles (most challenging) must be run in your V-PRO Sterilizer to qualify the sterilizer for same-day use. This means your V-PRO Sterilizer can be qualified and used in under three hours.
How the Celerity HP Challenge Packs Work
After processing, the BI is incubated using the Celerity™ Incubator, which provides a final read within 5 minutes (LCB059) or 20 minutes (LCB045) of incubation. A negative response from the incubator indicates that the BI underwent an acceptable sterilization process.
The self-contained BI reduces the risk of contamination and consequent false positives. Each BI vial is inoculated with Geobacillus stearothermophilus bacterial spores and contains a defined media within the vial cap. The vial cap label has a process indicator for hydrogen peroxide, which immediately provides confirms processing.
The chemical indicator strip is a Type 1 Process Indicator as defined in ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11140-1. This indicator provides immediate proof of processing. When exposed to sterilization conditions, the indicator ink on the chemical indicator strip undergoes a color change from magenta to orange/yellow (or lighter).
During sterilization, the pack must be exposed to a sufficient quantity of hydrogen peroxide to overcome the absorption of hydrogen peroxide by the polyurethane foam sheet and kill the bacterial spores within the self-contained biological indicator. The Celerity HP Challenge Pack provides a challenge to sterilization equivalent to or greater than that achieved by the worst-case sterilization load.
Why a Celerity HP Challenge Pack?
Celerity HP Challenge Pack Validated Sterilizers and Qualification Cycles
|Sterilizer||Sterilizer Qualification Cycle||Cycle Time|
V-PRO™ maX 2 Low Temperature Sterilizer
|Fast Non Lumen Cycle||16 minutes|
V-PRO™ s2 Low Temperature Sterilizer
|Fast Cycle||19 minutes|
|V-PRO™ maX Low Temperature Sterilizer
V-PRO™ 60 Low Temperature Sterilizer
V-PRO™ 1 Plus Low Temperature Sterilizer
|Non Lumen Cycle||28 minutes|
|V-PRO™ 1 Low Temperature Sterilizer||Lumen Cycle||55 minutes|