We Regret to Inform You that there are No “Typical” Sterilizer Cycle Times

Lab managers are often frustrated to learn that there are no “typical” cycle times for autoclaves. It’s not that we’re being coy: There are an enormous number of variables that come into play, from the density of the load to optional autoclave features to local statutes to how you loaded the device. The good news is that, once … Continue reading “We Regret to Inform You that there are No “Typical” Sterilizer Cycle Times”

9 Questions to Help You Find the Right Autoclave

Comparing steam autoclaves between manufacturers can be maddening. You think you have a strong contender, then you look at just one more website and suddenly realize there are massive differences in warranties, or a standard option on one isn’t even available on others. What’s really important in the long run? Compare Autoclaves between Manufacturers with … Continue reading “9 Questions to Help You Find the Right Autoclave”

Architects and Contractors: Call Your Autoclave Suppliers Before Clicking “Buy Now!”

Sometimes researchers show up at a freshly built lab full of brand new equipment and are baffled and annoyed by what they see: The ultra-low freezer is too small, the fume hood too large, the autoclave optimized for dental clinics. Even though it’s all new, people are already jiggering work-arounds on day one—a waste of … Continue reading “Architects and Contractors: Call Your Autoclave Suppliers Before Clicking “Buy Now!””

In Search of the Perfect Autoclave: Educator’s Check List

As the semester winds down, now is a good time to begin assessing your lab’s autoclave. Taking a few minutes now to check in with instructors, staff, and students will help you focus in on what your facility and staff need, making it that much easier to chose the right autoclave when it comes time … Continue reading “In Search of the Perfect Autoclave: Educator’s Check List”