Interster your partner for CSSD

Interster International is a leading Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD) supplier. Interster has developed a comprehensive portfolio of consumables. They can support your needs in all phases of the CSSD process, with their focus on cleaning, disinfection, packaging, sterilisation and transport/storage steps.

  • The extensive knowledge Interster has in this specialised field offers assistance to many hospitals, allowing them to refind and improve their level of quality
  • As a manufacturer of chemical indicators and sterilisation wrapping materials, Interster have been an innovative force for the development of state of the art products
  • An example of this is their Bowie & Dick type autoclave test pack with a BSI Kitemark certificate
Interster Bowie & Dick
Type 2 Indicator
Bowie & Dick Type Autoclave Test Pack

Golden stardard for air-removal and steam penetration tests

The Bowie & Dick Type Autoclave ‘Lean’ Test Pack is a Type 2 chemical indicator wrapped in special paper with cardboard packaging that mimics the original Bowie & Dick test. The Bowie & Dick Type Autoclave ‘Lean’ Test Pack is used daily to test steam penetration and air removal during pre-vacuum in the steriliser. If the process went well then the chemical indicator sheet in the package turns from blue to pink.

  • BSI Kitemark certified
  • A Type 1 process indicator on the front of the package
  • Because the indicator sheet can be unfolded, it is easy to read
  • Space to record all relevant sterilisation process data
  • Compact package measuring 102 x 76 x 30 mm
  • Turns from blue to pink when proper parameters are achieved.

The Kitemark certificate associated with our Bowie & Dick Type Autoclave ‘Lean’ Test Pack is available to all on the website. The annual test report can be requested through Interster customer service.

Interster Helix Test
Type 2 Indicator
Helix Test Systems

Batch monitoring system

Interster’s Helix Test Systems are the ideal system to perform as a “worst case” test in a (small) steam steriliser. The Helix Test Systems are used to monitor air removal and steam penetration of lumen during sterilization. They serve as a so-called “batch monitoring system” to check the sterilisation parameters in the load.

  • Conform EN 867-5
  • The Helix Test System consists of a Helix Tube, 400 test indicators and IFU
  • Easy to fold by punch line in center of indicator strip
  • Easy to review by clear cover and reference color
  • Adhesive strip on the back for documenting the folded Helix Indicator Strip
  • The ink turns from light blue to dark upon reaching the correct parameters
  • The Helix Tube has been tested to last 400 steam sterilisation cycles
Interster Emulating Indicators
Type 6 Indicator
Steam Emulating Indicators

Chemical Indicator

The Steam Emulating Indicators are intended to be used to check the sterilisation parameters within the sterilisation load. You can add a chemical indicator per instrument set so you can be sure the set has been sterilised according the correct sterilisation conditions. If critial parameters such as sterilisation time, temperature and pressure are correct the indicators will change from light blue to dark green or black.

  • Conform ISO-11140-1 Type 6
  • Only suitable for steam sterilisation processes
  • For use as batch monitoring every load
  • Non-toxic and lead free
  • Are available in 3.5, 5.3 & 7.0 minute variants
  • Available in a version with adhesive strip on back side
  • Box of 250
Interster Instru Protectors
Clean Area Protection
Instru Protectors

To protect sharp and fragile instruments

The Instru Protector is used to protect sharp and fragile instruments as well as the end user and the sterilisation packaging. For example scissors can be slipped into the Instru Protector with their points in the transparent pocket to protect from their sharp points.

  • Easy to use protector includes a transparent pocket for a clear view
  • Prevent tears and holes in sterile barrier system
  • Protect employees from sharp instruments
  • Printed on the edges to prevent contact with instruments
  • Printed in offset, non toxic and acid free ink
Interster Sterilisation Marker
Traceability
Sterilisation Marker

Available in Black, Blue and Red.

The sterilisation marker features a special waterproof and non-toxic ink that can be used on sterilisation labels and packaging materials. What’s more the ink of the utility marker dries instantly, does not fade and can be used for different sterilisation methods. Designed for light touch writing to avoid damage to the label or the packaging material when written on.

  • Low odour non toxic ink
  • Waterproof ink dries immediately and does not fade
  • Ink does not bleed before and after sterilisation
  • To be used on sterilisation labels and sterilisation packaging materials
  • Reusable
  • Colors black, blue and red
  • Sold in boxes of 25 pieces
Interster Indicator Tape
CSSD Accessories
Sterilisation Indicator Tape

Available in different widths and colours.

The sterilisation indicator tapes is made of an exceptionally strong crepe material with a strong adhesive strip. This combination ensures that the packaged set will stay tightly sealed. To properly use the sheets of sterilisation packaging material, the right tape is necessary. It is important that the tape stays well gripped on the sterilisation packaging material before and after sterilisation. The sterilisation indicator tape features process indicators that serve as a passage indicator by which you can tell if the packaged instrument set has been in the steriliser.

  • Equipped with process indicators
  • Available in two different widths (19mm & 24mm)
  • Excellent adhesion to all types of sterilisation packaging materials
  • The crepe of the tape structure makes the packaged set easy to open
  • Can be sterilised with steam
  • Available in beige and blue

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Interster Sterilisation Marker Pen Red (25)

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Interster Sterilisation Marker Red (25) For marking sterilisation packaging material, with special autoclave low odour ink, without additor or oxylene/toluene. The ink is steam, gamma, formaldehyde, plasma and EO resistant. The marker is designed for light touch writing to avoid damage to the packaging material. > Sterilization process resistant > Reusable > Great for marking packaging labels without damaging the material > Low odour non-toxic ink > Ink dries immediately and does not fade
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Interster Steam Sterilisation Autoclave Indicator Tape Blue 19mm x 50m Roll

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Interster Steam Sterilisation Autoclave Indicator Tape Blue 19mm x 50m Roll Interster Steam Sterilisation Autoclave Indicator Tape is suitable for use in steam sterilisers. Sterilisation Indicator Tape > Conforms to ISO 11140-1 Type 1 > Manufactured from strong, crepe paper > Suitable for use with steam sterilisers > Environmentally friendly indicator
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Interster Instru Instrument Protectors Small (100)

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Interster Instru Instrument Protectors Small (100) The Interster Instru Instrument Protector Small is suitable for small critical surgical instruments such as needle holders and scissors. Protects sharp and fragile instruments, the sterilisation packaging material, and the user. Since the Instru Instrument Protectors are integrated with a medical device, a batch number is printed on each protector for full traceability. > Manufactured from 170 g/m2 medical paper > Including a transparent pocket for a clear view > Printed on the edges to prevent contact with instruments > Printed in offset, non-toxic and acid free ink > For small size instruments
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Interster Steam Sterilisation Autoclave Indicator Tape Blue 25mm x 50m Roll

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Interster Steam Sterilisation Autoclave Indicator Tape Blue 25mm x 50m Roll Interster Steam Sterilisation Autoclave Indicator Tape is suitable for use in steam sterilisers. Sterilisation Indicator Tape > Conforms to ISO 11140-1 Type 1 > Manufactured from strong, crepe paper > Suitable for use with steam sterilisers > Environmentally friendly indicator