Archive November 2014

gke International Sales Meeting

gke International Sales Meeting

Every two year gke welcomes its distributors from around the globe at the international sales meeting in Germany. This year more than 60 guests found their way to the congress center  “Collegium in Glashütten”, travelling from Europe, Japan, China, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and many other countries.

During these two days of intensive training local experience has been shared and discussed.

Most of the guests visited the world’s largest exhibition Medica in Düsseldorf afterwards where gke was presented with a large booth in hall 12.

International Sales Meeting 2014

Two SCBI versions for hydrogen peroxide

Two SCBI versions for hydrogen peroxide

gke now offers two different versions of Mini-Bio-Plus self-contained biological indicators (SCBI) for hydrogen peroxide sterilization processes. They are supplied with the identical spore G. stearothermophilus with a population of 106 and only differ in the carrier (glass fiber or polyethylene/tyvec).

Experience has demonstrated that SCBIs with a tyvec carrier have a significant higher resistance than SCBIs with glass fiber carrier. It becomes apparent that the identical spores with the same population require longer kill time in the same process if different instrument materials are sterilized. This fact has to be considered during validation and routine monitoring.