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Autoclaves Optimized for Your Market

autoclave customers laboratoriesMost autoclaves are optimized for clinics and hospitals.  Ours are optimized for everyone else: research labs and quality assurance department, food processors and dairy farms, universities and colleges, manufacturers and fabricators, government facilities and startup ventures. A Priorclave doesn’t just take something clean and makes it sterile. It takes anything–forceps, growth media, a circuit board, a waste load–and raise it to a specific temperature and pressure for minutes, hours, days, even months.

The advanced Tactrol Control System makes it possible to precisely vary temperature mid-cycle–something that’s simply not possible with low-end medical sterilizers or old-fashioned “pressure cooker” autoclaves. Every one of our units–from the smallest benchtop unit to the largest custom pass-through model–is capable of extended cycles (up to 999 minutes) and cycle repeat (up to 999 consecutive iterations).

autoclave customer lab testingThe current roster of Priorclave users includes public- and private-sector researchers, educators, testing laboratories, and innovators working in a wide array of fields: Infectious disease, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, food and beverage, quality assurance, veterinary sciences, environmental impact, and more.

Priorclave customers consistently report 93% to 100% satisfaction with their purchase over the course of years–with that rating improving the longer they’ve owned the unit. In our most recent customer satisfaction survey, most owners rated installation and first use “very satisfactory,” with more than a quarter calling it “delightful.” More than 90% of our current customers report that they would almost certainly buy another Priorclave, and recommend our autoclaves to colleagues.

Our relationship begins with a conversation, and it doesn’t end with us cashing your check. From the ground up, each Priorclave autoclave is built to be an industry leader in efficiency, reliability, and flexibility. If you need to harness heat and pressure to get your job done, we can help.

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Laboratory autoclaves play a crucial role in the cosmetics industry. Priorclave autoclaves are used in cosmetics development in order to meet the needs of quality assurance. The last thing a cosmetics company wants to discover is that their products have issues with mold and bacteria. Historically, many cosmetics manufacturers utilized medical grade autoclaves in their quality assurance labs – resulting in massive energy and water waste. Modern cosmetics companies have switched to using laboratory autoclaves, like those offered by Priorclave, in order to reduce long term operating costs.

Sanitary Products

Quality assurance labs at sanitary product manufacturing companies also utilize laboratory autoclaves. They’ve proven to be absolutely crucial for soap, toilet paper, and disinfectant companies who need to ensure that their laboratory waste is completely sterilized before disposal. Priorclave autoclaves come in the right sizes for handling laboratory waste, which is generally lower volume and throughput than hospitals and other sites that dispose of medical waste.

Hand Driers

Companies that are developing bathroom hand driers use Priorclave autoclaves for similar purposes. If your company is testing new models of bathroom hand driers – and disposing of potentially bacteria-filled waste – a laboratory autoclave is an efficient way to handle the problem. Similarly, if you need to ensure that metal surfaces are completely sterilized prior to testing, Priorclave offers autoclave chambers in a variety of shapes, sizes, and loading directions that can give you this flexibility.

Pet Food Manufacturing

Pets are an extension of our families, and consumers want to feel confident that the pet food they bring home is safe. Pet food product development relies on autoclaves in order to test products and ensure there are no issues with mold or undesired bacteria. Priorclave’s autoclaves allow the user to set specific temperature and pressure levels to ensure that adequate sterilization is achieved via the Tactrol Control System that comes standard with every autoclave.

Grocery Distribution

In order to ensure that products meet quality standards prior to distribution, grocery store corporate facilities have begun testing received products before they get passed on to individual stores – and to consumers. Invariably, accelerated lifecycle testing requires a high quality, programmable sterilizer in order to be performed adequately and safely.

Our relationship begins with a conversation, and it doesn’t end with us cashing your check. From the ground up, each Priorclave autoclave is built to be an industry leader in efficiency, reliability, and flexibility. If you need to harness heat and pressure to get your job done, we can help.

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We have nine Priorclaves on our campus, and they live up to the energy and water conservation promise. The Priorclave team is always responsive—from sales to service. You can count on them to be there.
- Phil Berriman, Lab Equipment Specialist
We’ve been really happy with the design and performance of our Priorclave — kudos to you and your team for an excellent product!
- Peter Kuhlman, Professor
We are very satisfied with our Priorclave unit. It is so dependable and maintenance-free that we are starting to forget what our campus repairman looks like.
- Vicki Selinger, Lab Coordinator
Customer service from Priorclave is first class. I would recommend their equipment to anybody. After sales and service contracts also first class.
- Bob Salvage
You guys are TOP NOTCH! I am obviously a faithful Priorclave customer for life.
- Joan Morra, Metallurgical Engineer
Priorclave’s holistic approach to sustainability is unique in the life sciences industry. Not only do their products use 70-80% less energy and water than most autoclaves, the company has also shown leadership in sustainable manufacturing and in developing a recycling program for their products.
- Allison Paradise, Executive Director
As a large Biology Department of more than 300 teaching and research staff we have bought 6 Priorclave autoclaves over the last 3 years. The Priorclave autoclaves have consistently performed in all areas for ease of use, reliability and value for money.
- Lucy Hudson
We’ve been engaged in a research project with our chemistry department and they absolutely loved your equipment. They’re actually in the process of building a new lab and are considering one of your products.
- Tim Matthews, Laboratory Technologist
We found that your autoclaves used 81% less energy and 93% less water than our old ones with the steam jackets. The savings is huge for our campus.
- Delphine Faugeroux, Lab Coordinator