Bowie and Dick Daily Steriliser Test (B&D Test)
The Bowie & Dick test is performed at the beginning of each working shift in every vacuum assisted steam steriliser for small porous loads.
- Conforms to EN ISO 11140–4
- Independently validated to mirror the performance of the original Towel pack
- Diagnostic capabilities: air removal, wet steam, superheated steam or presence of non-condensable gases
- Clear and accurate colour change
- Easy to interpret – easy to record
- Non-toxic, single use, disposable
The Valisafe B&D test pack fulfills the requirements of both EN 285 and EN ISO 17665
This non-toxic test is not a test of sterility but a test of the Mechanical function of the steriliser to ensure rapid and even steam penetration into a small porous load.