Designing and Packaging for Sterile Medical Products: Contact Lenses
Globally, contact lenses are a $9.6 billion (USD) industry that’s expected to grow to $15.2 billion over the next decade. Much of that has been made possible by silicone hydrogel […]Read More
Do You Really Need “Clean Steam”?
Autoclave buyers are again wondering if their water and steam is “clean” enough. This is likely due to the publication of ISO/TS 5111:2022, or “Guidance on quality of water for […]Read More
Autoclave Explainer: Single-phase vs. Three-phase Power
While searching for lab equipment, you likely noticed that some devices specify “single phase” power, while others note that they run on “three phase” power. And in all likelihood you […]Read More
Building Infrastructure, Unpleasant Surprises, and the Hidden Costs of Buying New Autoclaves
As you compare autoclaves for your lab, you may find some manufacturers are quoting prices that seem extremely attractive. This is especially the case when you factor in recent supply […]Read More
What to Expect When You’re Expecting (an Autoclave)
Are you expecting a new bundle of joy with us? Is the nursery ready? When you’ve invested in a Priorclave floor model autoclave, you’ll want to prepare your install site […]Read More
Gravity Cycle vs. Vacuum Cycle: When to Use a Vacuum Cycle
A standard autoclave cycle is a gravity cycle—so-called because, as steam rises to fill the sterilizer chamber, it displaces the cold air already in the chamber, which is then drawn […]Read More
Do All Steam Autoclaves Really Need a Steam Jacket?
Until fairly recently, North American labs haven’t had a lot of options when it comes to standalone steam autoclaves. Your choice was steam jacket or nothing. Jacketed machines are great […]Read More
Autoclave for Sale: Is that “Lab” Autoclave Right for YOUR Lab?
Not every autoclave for sale online is a great fit for a North American buyer. Most North American buyers are labs, breweries, and facilities in need of a research-grade autoclave. […]Read More
Good Laboratory Practice: Culture Media Sterilization
Too many labs belatedly discover that their culture media sterilization cycle is not actually sterilizing the load. Yes, the autoclave is reaching 121ºC and holding that temperature for 20 minutes. […]Read More
Choosing the Best Pressure Sterilizer for Mushroom Cultivation
Too many mycology labs and mushroom growers end up with a sterilizer that costs too much and does too little. There are three key considerations when selecting a pressure sterilizer […]Read More
Tissue Culture Protocols: Botanists Work to Bank for the Future
Tissue culture and cryopreservation are important emerging techniques for the “ex situ conservation” (i.e., “off-site conservation”) of plants. Without consistent work to preserve endangered species and varieties outside of their […]Read More
Mycology Laboratory Equipment and Techniques: Pasteurizing Mushroom Substrates via “Cold Sterilization”
“Cold sterilization” is a perennial hot topic when it comes to sterilizing and pasteurizing mushroom substrates. This chemical-based process (usually using low-magnesium hydrated lime) seems like a “best of both […]Read More