Celerity™ 20 HP Biological Indicator

  • Provides fast results within 20 minutes
  • Easy-to-use and activate – biological indicator requiring no separate activator
  • Single-use biological indicator for use with V-PRO® Low Temperature Sterilization Systems and STERRAD Systems*1

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The Celerity 20 HP Biological Indicator is a rapid-read, single-use biological indicator designed to monitor vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) sterilization processes. This VHP biological indicator provides a final read within 20 minutes of incubation. The biological indicator is self-contained, reducing the risk of contamination and consequent false positives. Each biological indicator (BI) vial is inoculated with Geobacillus stearothermophilus bacterial spores and contains a defined media within the vial cap. The vial cap label features a process indicator for hydrogen peroxide sterilization.

How the Celerity 20 HP Biological Indicator Works

After a VHP sterilization cycle, the process indicator on the vial cap will provide immediate confirmation of processing. The biological indicator (BI) is activated using a twist and flick motion and does not require a separate activator. Upon activation, the BI is incubated using the Celerity™ HP Incubator. A negative response provided by the incubator, within 20 minutes, indicates conditions for sterilization were achieved.

Why the Celerity 20 HP Biological Indicator?

Speed and Ease of Use

The Celerity 20 HP Biological Indicator provides rapid results within 20 minutes so you can have confidence when releasing loads after VHP sterilization.

Increased Productivity

The Celerity 20 HP BI provides expedited monitoring of cycles in a V-PRO or STERRAD® Sterilizer*1. The BI allows you to monitor cycles with up to 50 lbs. of devices in less than 50 minutes when used in the Non Lumen Cycle of the V-PRO maX or maX 2 Sterilizers.

Electronic Record Management with ConnectAssure Technology

Seamlessly connect and get immediate results from your Celerity HP Incubator with ConnectAssure Technology. Whether data is sent to your facility’s tracking system or the ConnectAssure application, your cycle information is available with the click of a mouse for essential compliance reporting. Also available with an optional printer to manage record keeping.


* As of 3/17/2021, the Celerity 20 HP Biological Indicator has been validated for use in all cycles on the STERRAD 100NX (with and without ALLClear Technology), STERRAD NX (with and without ALLClear Technology) and STERRAD 100S Sterilizers.

1 STERRAD is the Registered Trademark of Advanced Sterilization Products

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