The Getinge CHEMISIX PACK is a Process Challenge Device (PCD) designed for monitoring pre-vacuum steam sterilizers operating at 132ºC (270ºF) for 4 minutes or 135ºC (275ºF) for 3 minutes.
When used as directed, the Class 6 Getinge CHEMISIX PACK gives instant visual confirmation that sterilization conditions in the load have been met, providing instant results for load release.
The CHEMISIX PACK contains a chemical integrator test card that meets the requirements for ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11140-1:2005 Class 6 emulators. The Instant Readout Emulator card is contained within a pack of porous and non-porous materials that provide resistance to the penetration of steam during the sterilization cycle.
During exposure to steam sterilization conditions at 132ºC (270ºF) for 4 minutes or 135ºC (275ºF) for 3 minutes, the indicator ink (pass if green) will change from purple to green if correct sterilization conditions of time, temperature and steam are met. Results are instant, allowing the load to be released immediately.