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Research-Grade Autoclaves Are the Future of Sustainability in Labs

Priorclave North America is proud to be an exhibitor at this year’s California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC). Our research-grade autoclaves are part of a sustainable future for higher ed labs, especially with the continuing rise of energy consumption and costs. People are looking for ways to use less electricity, gas, and water — whether from a dutiful sense of environmental preservation or simply to save money, or both.

Most US research labs are using medical-grade autoclaves because, until recently, that is all that was available. Designed for round-the-clock use by hospitals, medical-grade autoclaves consume 100-150 gallons of water per cycle to steam sterilize, flush cool, and come back up to temp. To protect these autoclaves from critical failure, they cannot be turned off, except occasionally for maintenance.

Priorclave is changing the US autoclave market. Lighter-duty research-grade autoclaves, already in use in Europe, have many advantages for labs:

  • research-grade autoclaves can be turned off when not in use
  • research-grade autoclaves can be programmed for routine operations
  • research grade autoclaves use 87% less water and 75% less energy

Visit the Priorclave North America exhibit booth at CHESC July 20th-23th, 2015, to learn more about how our research-grade autoclaves can make a difference in your lab.