Tap Water and Sterilization (pt. 2): Is Tap Water Bad for Your Sterilization Process?
This is the second in our two-part series of blog posts hoping to clarify (ha!) issues around tap water quality and the impact it may have on sterilization in your […]Read More
Addressing Pandemic-Related Autoclave Delivery Delays
Our goal is to supply educators, researchers, and innovators with the most reliable autoclaves in the world, so that they can stay focused on their important work. Unfortunately, due to […]Read More
Being headquartered in the American Midwest, we’re taking the day off. To all of our U.S. customers, have a happy, restful, and well-fed Thanksgiving—and to all of our customers […]Read More
Further Developments in Full-Validated Turkey Autoclaving
Since we first mentioned it, the time-honored tradition of turkey autoclaving has continued to pick up steam. Craig Venter—among the first scientists to sequence the human genome—was doing it back […]Read More
Earth Day Can Be Every Day in the Lab
On Earth Day, we renew our efforts to conserve energy, conserve water, reduce, reuse, and recycle. At home, it’s often easy enough with curbside pickup of recycling bins and Energy […]Read More
Who Can Americans Trust with Food Safety?
Salmonella, E. coli, and listeria are invisible invaders, making supermarkets a scary place. Behind a facade of bright packaging and colorful produce lurks the possibility of bacterial infections that can […]Read More
Sterilizing Prion-Contaminated Waste in Just 11 E-Z Steps!
Any facility regularly handling prions needs a good sterilization protocol. Reliable sources suggest the following minimum inactivation protocol for prion-exposed items: Carefully place prion-contaminated item in appropriate autoclave waste bag […]Read More
Opt in for Safety with a Research-grade Tabletop Autoclave
We like to assume that if we haven’t heard about a food safety problem, that’s because no problem exists. Unfortunately, in the absence of rigorous testing, we simply have no […]Read More
When Tabletop Autoclave Water Conservation Goes Too Far
“Ed!” Edna stood in the bathroom, brow furrowed. “Yes, honey?” Ed shuffled down the hall from his den. “Something’s wrong with the toilet. I keep flushing it, but the water […]Read More
Special Sauce, Pathogens, and Tabletop Sterilizers
Chipotle screwed up. Big time. And a quality control department with two techs and a decent tabletop sterilizer could have prevented it all. Between August and December 2015, almost 500 […]Read More
The Culture of Safety Starts With Good Training
We applaud the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) and the White House for taking initiative to close gaps in biosafety and biosecurity at infectious disease laboratories. A memorandum released October […]Read More
Solar Autoclaves Harness the Power of the Sun
The locations may be remote, with challenging terrain and weather and no electricity, but the available tech is anything other than backwards. Researchers, students, and instructors at the Massachusetts Institute […]Read More