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Research Lab Autoclave Safety: Bad Doors and Autoclave Explosions

  WARNING: These are disturbing pictures of research lab autoclave accidents. There is blood. What happened?  A lab tech loaded an older-style autoclave, began the cycle, and walked away to […]

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Autoclave Parts: Lower Costs, Increase Safety, Assure Smooth Operations

Priorclave autoclaves are long-lived workhorses. That’s not because they never need maintenance or repair, but because we’ve designed them to make maintenance and repair easy. Any competent technician can keep […]

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Used Equipment and Cannabis Testing Labs

Lab Manager magazine published an excellent issue this past summer focused entirely on the cannabis industry and cannabis testing labs. This is obviously a challenging area, because of the massive […]

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Cannabis Testing Equipment & Consumer Protection

Just a few years ago, “cannabis testing equipment” was something a wry college freshman would call a bong. Today, these are regular offerings from every biological supply company. The promise […]

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Spotting Red Flags: Planning, Training & Internalizing Safe Autoclave Procedures

Establishing, training in, and rigorously following safe autoclave procedures can make the difference between a regular day at the lab and disaster. Don’t believe us? Try this thought experiment: Spotting […]

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Improve Autoclave Safety: Five Best Practices for 2020

People doing their everyday jobs sometimes forget the power of the tools they use. You become inured to their risks, and go on autopilot.  Those are the moments where accidents […]

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Do I Need an “ASME-stamped” Autoclave Sterilizer?

Many lab and facility managers are unsure whether or not they need to worry about their steam autoclave sterilizer being “ASME-stamped.” Short Answer: Yes, Always Buy an Autoclave Sterilizer Built […]

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Autoclave Sterilizer Explainer: What is an “ASME stamp”?

Having an “ASME stamped” pressure vessel is one of the key price differentiators for an autoclave sterilizer. The is especially the case with the smaller autoclaves marketed towards start-up research […]

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Lab Autoclave Function Primer: Intro to Air Ballast Systems

In general, autoclaving sealed flasks is a very, very bad practice.  But that isn’t to say it’s impossible.  If you need to sterilize sealed containers, then you need to make […]

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Research Lab Autoclave Safety: Sealed Bottles are Bombs

In August of 2001 a research lab autoclave was processing tightly capped 178 bottles using a 30-minute liquid load.  The autoclave began making unusual sounds, so a trio of lab […]

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