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Steam Sterilization Monitoring

Helping provide assurance in your instrument sterilization process.

  • Simplify. Standardize. Streamline.

    As the inventor of rapid steam biological indicator (BI) technology, 3M has been developing and improving technology for sterilization assurance for decades.

    3M™ Attest™ Super Rapid Readout Biological Indicators for Steam monitors steam sterilization processes with fast and reliable results. Backed by BSI Kitemark™ certification, 3M™ Attest™ Steam Chemical Integrators, Type 5 are preferred overall by 76% of OR professionals when compared to leading competitors’ Type 5 chemical integrators tested.1

    Gain assurance that your instrument sterilization processes are effectively working to support patient safety with 3M steam sterilization monitoring solutions.

3M™ Attest™ Steam Sterilization

Steam offers unmatched advantages for sterilization. For more than 100 years, it’s been the go-to sterilant for reliable and inexpensive performance in sterilizing items that are not damaged by high heat, such as scalpels and scissors. But how do you ensure that your steam sterilizer is effectively working to keep instruments safe?

Ensuring the safety of sterilized items takes more than just following procedures. Tests for efficacy of the process are a critical component to making sure every instrument is safe to use on patients.

  • Implementing 3M’s simple easy-to-use, family of sterilization products is at your fingertips. Learn more about our 3M™ Attest™ 490 Starter Kits options and how you can save.

  • Need help figuring out which 3M™ Attest™ Biological Indicator (Bl)/Bl PCD solution to use at your facility? We can suggest an option or two, after you answer a few questions. Get started with the 3M™ Attest™ Bl Selector Tool.

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Dental sterilization monitoring results in 24 minutes.

No more waiting days for results for your dental sterilization monitoring.
Know before you release sterilized instruments for use.
In-office monitoring can help reduce the risk of patient exposure to contaminated dental instruments.


3M Sterilization Videos - Steam Fundamentals

Watch this informative video series exploring steam sterilization monitoring indicators and learn how using them with every load can help protect patients.

Empowering you through sterilization best practices, education and training.

  • Partner with us on our comprehensive sterilization monitoring portfolio for additional education and clinical evaluation opportunities.

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest sterilization monitoring topics with live monthly webinars or when your schedules allows, we have on-demand customized educational tracks along with sponsored educational and audio courses to earn your CE credit.

  • Through the 3M™ Peak™ Clinical Outcomes Program, we provide a robust portfolio of tools and processes, along with the support of 3M Clinical Specialists and Account Managers to work hand-in-hand with you each step of the way.

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3M Steam Sterilization Resources

Contact a 3M Sterilization Representative

Learn how 3M Sterilization Monitoring Solutions can help you be confident that every sterilization cycle is monitored prior to instrument use, so every patient can receive a high level of care.

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1. Preference based on 3M-commissioned Gestalt survey of U.S. OR professionals (n=160) when comparison products are similarly priced, commercially available, and perform as intended.
2. Based on 3M-commissioned Gestalt survey of U.S. OR professionals with CIs placed in an actual instrument tray, shown to respondents in images of simulated-use conditions.
3. Based on 3M-commissioned Gestalt survey of U.S. OR professionals, with CIs exposed to a steam sterilization cycle, shown to respondents in images of simulated-use conditions.