Many veterinary and animal-research facilities in the United States still rely on medical-style rectangular-chambered autoclaves. But if you process more than just flat trays of medical instruments or large cages and vivariums, then buying a rectangular-chambered autoclave can prove to be a costly mistake.
Most rectangular-chambered autoclaves are optimized for medical settings and tasks. They are excellent at quickly sterilizing clean medical instruments. But they do so at a high cost, using extremely large volumes of water–even when sitting idle–and relying on difficult to service proprietary components.
The ideal veterinary research autoclave will be optimized for reliability and efficiency in a veterinary setting. It will have a flexible control system–saving you time with automated cycles, but still able to evolve to meet your changing needs. Such an autoclave meets your specifications because it is built to your specifications.
Efficient, Reliable, Affordable Veterinary Autoclaves
Many of our research customers report 80% and 90% reductions in utility use when they switch to a cylindrical-chambered Priorclave research autoclave. On an annual basis, a properly specified research-grade autoclave can be expected to use 1/6th to 1/10th as much water and energy as a comparable medical-grade model.
Why do Priorclaves perform so well? Because every Priorclave research-grade autoclave begins with a conversation. Our team will explore your sterilization needs, and help you determine the right configuration of the right model for your tasks, facilities, and requirements. If you don’t need a steam jacket or powered door, then your autoclave won’t have one. If you do need enhanced cooling, exhaust filtration, monitoring, or another feature, it will be fitted. Matching users to application-specific autoclaves doesn’t just reduce the purchase price of your autoclave by eliminating features of no use to you. It also results in a more reliable autoclave that costs much less to own, operate, and maintain.
Increased Safety, Lower Risk
We build safety in at every level, and on every model. From the smallest benchtop to the largest pass-thru, all Priorclaves came with permission-based door release control systems, “lockable” programming, and “quickseal” doors fitted with mechanical thermal and pressure interlocks. Priorclaves are safe enough to be used by schoolchildren–like the students of High Technology High School, in North Bergen, NJ, who’ve been using their Priorclave 100L since 2014.
Priorclave knows that a pass-thru autoclave is vital in many live-animal research settings. Many autoclave manufacturers are relatively new to building “double-enders,” and subsequently have slimmer offerings at higher cost. We have decades of experience building custom pass-thru and double-ended autoclaves for a wide range of settings and applications–including small- and mid-sized models. We offer a variety of flexible pass-through choices with all of the sophisticated containment and safety features you expect from units twice as expensive.
Exceeding Customer Expectations With Lifetime Technical Support
The real difference isn’t just in the autoclave; it’s in the support:
Priorclave customers consistently report 93% to 100% satisfaction with their purchase over the course of years–with that rating improving the longer they’ve owned the unit. In our most recent customer satisfaction survey, most owners rated installation and first use “very satisfactory.” More than 90% of our current customers report that they would almost certainly buy another Priorclave, and recommend our autoclaves to colleagues.
A large portion of autoclave issues can be resolved remotely–which is why Priorclave North America is pleased to offer free lifetime technical support and consultation and one of the best warranty programs in the industry. Priorclave also maintains a network of factory-certified authorized service agents (ASAs) across North America.
Wherever you are, we are as close as a phone call or mouse click.