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 […]Read More
Autoclave tape: “Don’t Trust the Tape—or the Techs!”
“Had an undergrad who ‘autoclaved’ stuff from our lab by drawing black lines on the autoclave tape with sharpie and moving it to the clean area. When I noticed the […]Read More
Lab Supplies: How to Minimize Lab Conflict
Sharing lab supplies always has the potential to cause strife—especially in university and research settings, where most reagents and lab supplies are in perpetually short supply. We’ve found pipette tips […]Read More
Want to Find the Most Energy Efficient Autoclave?
As we noted in our previous post, two factors determine the energy efficiency of your autoclave: The autoclave’s steam source and its chamber shape. Steam source is perhaps the easiest […]Read More
Autoclave Energy Savings: What Really Makes a Difference?
We get many questions about autoclave energy savings. This isn’t surprising: Research labs generally use three to four times more energy that similar-sized office spaces. The primary culprits: Devices responsible […]Read More
Your Sterilizer Machine Maintenance Plan
As we’ve noted in the past, developing just three good sterilizer machine habits can easily save you thousands of dollars. But if you want to get the most out of […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Disposable Plastics: Single-Use Medical Devices vs. Better Autoclave Procedures
The healthcare industry has an established way to deal with hard-to-sterilize medical instruments: disposable plastics Although single-use disposable plastics are under fire (consider the “war on drinking straws“), it’s important […]Read More
The Right Autoclave for Tissue Culture Cannabis Production
Tissue culture cannabis micropropagation seems like nothing but win-win-win: Higher productivity (and thus greater profits) in a smaller space with more reliable genetics and heartier plants. This time lapse video […]Read More
Types of Autoclaves: Choosing the Right Chamber
There are so many types of autoclaves — not just in terms of autoclave processes (dry heat, steam, etc.). There are also seemingly small differences—like size, orientation, and chamber type—that […]Read More
Battling Fatbergs Here and Abroad
Our UK associates were delighted to see a pair of Priorclave research autoclaves featured in a recent episode of Blue Planet UK on BBC One: The noble task of those […]Read More
Your Biohazard Waste Autoclave Procedure: What Time and Temperature?
When we last discussed red-bag waste autoclave procedure, we talked about running “your standard waste cycle” (noting that these vary by lab). So how do you determine your lab’s “standard” […]Read More