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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 […]
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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 […]
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Proper Steam Autoclave Care and Feeding is Easy!

We love to hear from labs around the world about how reliable their Priorclave steam autoclave is. Sometimes reports reach us from the field of our steam autoclaves running for […]
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“Follow It, Don’t Force It”: How to Easily Open your Priorclave Door

Priorclaves have a unique door latch that occasionally frustrates new users. Most come to recognize that it is a clever  design. Because the door relies on neither a screw/latch closure […]
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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 […]
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Why Do I Need a Water Softener? Hard-Water Operation is Hard on Your Autoclave

When water is especially high in minerals like calcium carbonate and magnesium, we call it hard water. Roughly 85 percent of the United States has hard water.  It’s perfectly safe […]
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Making Culture Media Sterilization Easy

A frequent, high-volume, essential task like culture media sterilization should be simple, automated, and efficient. It happens so often, and so many other systems and processes rely on it. If […]
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Culture Media Sterilization: How to Dispose of Polystyrene Agar Plates

The process for sterilizing and disposing of polystyrene agar plates should look familiar: culture media sterilization is already a step somewhere in any lab’s workflow already. Agar plates, like a […]
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Always Use Autoclave Trays!

Spend long enough in a lab and eventually even your most useful and trusted equipment may seem to betray you. But it’s not the autoclave to blame! It could be […]
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How to Autoclave Agar Plates and Reduce Single-Use Lab Plastics

Given the quickening pace of global climate change, an increasing number of lab managers are looking for single-use plastics alternatives (and it’s about time!). Making the transition to glass agar […]
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Creating Consistent Standards for Lab Autoclaves and Sterilizers

Given the state of the climate crisis, there’s increasing urgency to reform how we approach research and development. As it stands, the annual carbon emissions from the biotech/pharma sector alone […]
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“Short-Termism” in Laboratory Research: Are Good Ideas Getting Harder to Find?

Roughly two years ago, economist Nicholas Bloom co-authored a paper that set off laboratory research alarm bells around the world, asking “Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find?” They estimated that […]
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