Bowie-Dick test

Bowie-Dick test

(bō′ē-dik′)
A technique in the flash sterilization of surgical instruments to ensure that residual air in the sterilizer has been removed before use of the equipment.
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US-based medical manufacturing company Propper Manufacturing Co has launched the Ecos Bowie-Dick test, the company said.
Lead and other potentially hazardous heavy metals are eliminated in the manufacture of the Ecos Bowie-Dick Test, making the test pack completely recyclable and biodegradable; addressing the associated hazardous waste processing cost and the related concern of technician exposure to heavy metals.
Fourteen selectable programs include six gravity cycles for wrapped goods, six vacuum cycles for wrapped goods, one Bowie-Dick test cycle and a vacuum leak test.