biological indicator


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biological indicator

[‚bī·ə¦läj·ə·kəl ′in·də‚kād·ər]
(biology)
An organism that can be used to determine the concentration of a chemical in the environment.
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Revenues related to our Biological Indicators division for the second quarter and six months ended September 30, 2012 increased three percent and six percent, respectively, as compared to the same periods last year.
Our three largest product lines, Medical, Biological Indicators, and DataTrace, each grew organically by more than 10 percent this fiscal year.
The latter procedure ensures the inclusion of at least one physical, chemical, and biological indicator in the MDS.
Bulgaria's Environment and Water Agency has funded a project for the research of penguin plumage - also an excellent biological indicator.
Therefore, they are used as a biological indicator that other microorganisms have also been killed (Figure 1).
If proven in further studies, this would be the first credible biological indicator, or biomarker, identified for MS that could predict disability progression from a simple blood test.
The newest biological indicator test pack from Raven Labs features an instant readout integrator and the ability to release loads immediately.
Mussels were chosen for a biological indicator because of the mussel's close proximity with stream substrate during their lifetime.
ProTest Steam is a self-contained biological indicator inoculated with viable Geobacillus stearothermophilus bacterial spore, and is intended for monitoring the efficacy of steam sterilization cycles (121[degrees]C gravity displacement and 121[degrees]C to 135[degrees]C pre-vacuum cycles).
ATi Atlas is pleased to announce the release of a new biological indicator for monitoring and validating the propylene oxide gas pasteurisation of almonds, nuts and other dry food products.
Hormones in children's saliva may be a biological indicator of the trauma that children undergo when peers chronically bully them.

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