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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 […]
Do I Need a GLP or GMP Autoclave?
Customers often ask us: “Do I Need a GLP or GMP Autoclave?” Usually, the answer is “No, you don’t.” That’s because, in the grand scheme of things, only a narrow […]
Being Cautious with Cannabis Research and COVID
Cannabis research and development are by no means “junk science” (or a stoner “pipe dream.”) But they are more complicated than it seems at first glance—or than the late night […]
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 […]
“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 […]
How to Autoclave Pipette Tips: Quickly Racking Tips for Sterilization
At one time, many labs considered autoclaving and reusing plastic pipette tips an enormous waste of time. But with the recent revelation that only 4% of the world’s largest publicly-traded […]
Prosthetics and Medical Devices
Biotech and Pharma Need More Green Labs
If the last year has shown us nothing else, it’s the huge impact biotechnology and pharmaceutical research has on our lives. But according to a recent study from My Green […]
Energy Efficiency and Cylindrical Autoclaves
This past spring, a 2020 article in Labmate Online came to our attention: “Energy Efficient Autoclaves —Misconceptions and Misunderstanding.” Owing to our longstanding interest in energy efficient autoclaves and sustainable […]
Your Autoclave’s HVAC Impact
An autoclave can have a major impact on your building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and indoor air quality. Occasionally, it’s a catastrophic impact. That was the case […]
Supply Chain Problems Renew Interest in Pipette Tips Sterilization
Earlier this year many lab publications were reporting severe pipette-tip shortages, with wait times of at least 3 to 6 months for some tips. Six months later, many labs are […]
Priorclave North America Celebrates their 10th Year
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Priorclave North America. We’ve spent the last decade expanding access to high-quality, high-efficiency autoclaves to research, education, and industrial labs across North America. […]