biologic indicator


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bi·o·log·ic in·di·ca·tor

(bī'ŏ-loj'ik in'di-kā-tŏr)
A preparation of nonpathogenic microorganisms, usually bacterial spores, carried by an ampule or specially impregnated paper enclosed within a package during sterilization and subsequently incubated to verify that the spores were killed by the sterilization process.

bi·o·log·ic in·di·ca·tor

(bī'ŏ-loj'ik in'di-kā-tŏr)
A preparation of nonpathogenic microorganisms, usually bacterial spores, carried by an ampule or specially impregnated paper enclosed within a package during sterilization and subsequently incubated to verify that the spores were killed by the sterilization process.
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Steris is currently in discussions with the FDA about clearance for the biologic indicator.
Improved knowledge about WTC-related health impacts, including longitudinal studies to identify how 9/11 environmental exposures cause respiratory illness, studies to identify biologic indicators of specific 9/11 exposures, and other research as needed to identify risk factors for long-term illness due to WTC exposure, are desperately needed for years to come.