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3M™ Sterilization Monitoring

When everyone depends on you, depend on 3M.


Trusted sterilization monitoring solutions made for performance under pressure.

  • Simplify. Standardize. Streamline.

    3M™ Attest™ Sterilization Monitoring Solutions are designed to help you tackle daily challenges, improve workflows and reduce costs. From inventing the first rapid steam biological indicator (BI) more than 30 years ago to offering a BI with the most FDA-cleared VH202 sterilizers and cycle types in the industry today, 3M innovations continue to provide the assurance you need.

    3M™ Attest™ Super Rapid Readout Biological Indicators for Steam are the first BI products with BSI Kitemark™ certification of ISO 11138 standard. And 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Biological Indicator for VH2O2 reliably monitors VH2O2 sterilization processes and provides accurate results in 24 minutes.*

    Continuing to lead the way with chemical indicators (CIs), 3M™ Attest™ Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH2O2) Tri-Metric Chemical Indicator, Type 4 provides a higher level of quality assurance for monitoring VH2O2 sterilization processes compared to other Type 1 and Type 4 VH2O2 CIs tested.1 Likewise, 3M™ Attest™ Steam Chemical Integrators, Type 5 prove to be easiest to find and easiest to read when compared to other Type 5 chemical integrators tested.2,3

    With the science of 3M behind you, you can be confident that every sterilization cycle is monitored prior to instrument use so every patient receives a high level of care.

Backed by BSI Kitemark™ : Shining a light on excellence.


    Look for this mark to know that the products you choose have achieved BSI Kitemark™ certification. As a leading global independent product testing services company, BSI provides an extra layer of confidence in the design, manufacture and performance of 3M solutions.

    To award certification, BSI Kitemark continuously tests samples exactly to protocols within International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards. After repeated verification under precise conditions, this independent body certifies that our products perform consistently according to industry standards. Choosing to undergo voluntary, rigorous third-party certification audits reflects our unwavering commitment to quality and safety.

    Copies of our BSI Kitemark certification are available upon request - please contact your local sales representative.

3M™ Attest™ Sterilization Monitoring Solutions

At 3M, we focus on the science behind sterilization, helping teams like yours to monitor sterilization efficacy. So, whatever sterilization modalities you're working with, we're here to support you.

  • Steam has 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.

  • Sterilization isn't a one-size-fits-all process. Heat- and moisture-sensitive devices, like endoscopes, require low-temperature sterilization such as VH2O2.

  • EtO sterilization is gentle on device materials compared to hydrogen peroxide, which may help reduce the need for costly repairs and replacement.

  • Biological indicators (BIs) are key to complying with standards and guidelines and protecting patient safety. As a leader in the field, 3M has been developing and improving technology for sterilization assurance for decades.

  • With the science of 3M behind you, you can make sure every sterilization cycle is monitored prior to instrument use in surgery so every patient receives the highest level of care.

  • Continuous learning with convenient and relevant training is top of mind for sterile processing managers and technicians. Get real-world advice, backed by science, from industry experts.

3M™ Every Load Monitoring (ELM) Program

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    A unified force to help reduce patient risks.

    3M ELM program aims to help take your monitoring practice to the next level. By implementing processes that support ELM, you push an elevated patient-first mentality that every healthcare facility requires.

    ELM remains the only method to measure lethalitly of every cycle with the highest level of sterility assurance. If a failed Biological Indicator (BI) occurs, standards recommend you recall every load processed since the last negative BI.

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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.

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

  • Confidence in your hands - see for yourself. Request samples of the 3M™ Attest™ Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Tri-Metric Chemical Indicator or the 3M™ Attest™ Steam Chemical Integrator.

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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*When used with 3M™ Attest™ Mini Auto-reader 490M or with 3M™ Attest™ Auto-reader 490 or 490H with software version 4.2.7 or greater.
1. Kirk B. Detecting vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization (VH2O2) process failures in clinical settings using chemical indicators. Zentr Steril. 2020;28(6):334–343.
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.