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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 for heating or cooling, “always-on” equipment, and anything with a 3-phase power supply. So if you’re looking to cut your lab’s energy (not to mention … Continue reading “Autoclave Energy Savings: What Really Makes a Difference?”

Thanksgiving TraditionsšŸ¦ƒšŸ‚šŸ„§

Priorclave is a UK-based company, but Priorclave North America is headquartered in the American Heartlandā€”and is taking the day off to be with family, friends, and community. To all of our U.S. customers: Have a happy, restful, and well-fed Thanksgiving.šŸ¦ƒšŸ—šŸ˜„ (Need a last-minute recipe? We’ve got you covered!Ā ) And to all of our customers worldwide: … Continue reading “Thanksgiving TraditionsšŸ¦ƒšŸ‚šŸ„§”

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 your autoclave (and stay on the right side of best-practices, industry standards, and government recommendations and regulations) you need a maintenance plan with a little … Continue reading “Your Sterilizer Machine Maintenance Plan”

Do I Need an “ASME-stamped” Autoclave Sterilizer?

Many lab and facility managers are unsure whether or not they need to worry about their steam autoclave sterilizer being “ASME-stamped.” Short Answer: Yes, Always Buy an Autoclave Sterilizer Built to ASME Standards Play it safe and look for the ASME stamp. First and foremost, it’s a matter of life safety: a faulty autoclave sterilizer … Continue reading “Do I Need an “ASME-stamped” Autoclave Sterilizer?”

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 labs, microbrewers, and the cannabis industry. As a rule, autoclave sterilizers that don’t have an ASME stamp are going to be cheaperā€”and, as always, you … Continue reading “Autoclave Sterilizer Explainer: What is an “ASME stamp”?”

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 to keep in mind that modern disposable plastics literally save millions of lives annually: I keep seeing people advocating for the ban of all single-use … Continue reading “Disposable Plastics: Single-Use Medical Devices vs. Better Autoclave Procedures”

Surgical Instrument Sterilization Crisis: Instruments That Can’t Be Autoclaved

Technologically advanced medical instruments save countless lives each year, helping millions of patients avoid the risks that come with open surgery. But the same advanced mechanisms that make these instruments so versatile and effective can also make advancedĀ surgical instrument sterilization devilishly hard. According to a recent New York Times article, over the last several years … Continue reading “Surgical Instrument Sterilization Crisis: Instruments That Can’t Be Autoclaved”

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.Ā  This time lapse video shows three days of tissue culture cannabis growth in the lab: The catch?Ā  In order to get those reliable geneticsĀ you need “pharmaceutical-grade cleanliness,” a true … Continue reading “The Right Autoclave for Tissue Culture Cannabis Production”

Tissue Culture Cannabis Propagation Yields True Genetic Clones

As we’ve noted, medical and recreational cannabis suppliers who embrace tissue culture cannabis propagation methods enjoy some stunning operational advantages.Ā  Easily the most significant of these: genetics. Reliable Genetics with Tissue Culture Cannabis Standard plant cloning techniquesā€”while tried and trueā€”are highly susceptible to mutation and genetic drift.Ā  As such, each clone isn’t really necessarily genetically … Continue reading “Tissue Culture Cannabis Propagation Yields True Genetic Clones”

Five Reasons to Consider Tissue Culture Cannabis Production

Although cloning still rules the cannabis industry, tissue culture cannabis propagationĀ offers five absolutely enormous advantages. Tissue Culture Cannabis Production Advantages Compact operationsā€”Even as medical and recreational cannabis legalization continue to become the norm, most locales have fairly strict production and handling regulations–which often essentially mandate indoor grow operations.Ā  Space is at a premium. And a … Continue reading “Five Reasons to Consider Tissue Culture Cannabis Production”