Bad Benchtop Autoclave Installations

  Sometimes a bad benchtop autoclave installation is pretty straightforward: That drain valve looks pretty good—it’s taped, they’ve used a quality ball valve (which is much more reliable over the long term than a standard gate valve). But we sure hope no one left their car keys or phone in that drawer. Now, such SNAFUs … Continue reading “Bad Benchtop Autoclave Installations”

“Not-so-Affordable” Autoclaves

There are a good number of tabletop autoclaves on the market positioned as “affordable” benchtop laboratory autoclaves. Typically priced below $10,000 and often sold by reputable dealers, these look like a great deal. Unfortunately, when serious researchers purchase these “economical” autoclaves for sophisticated research purposes, they are frequently disappointed. These less expensive units are essentially … Continue reading ““Not-so-Affordable” Autoclaves”

Ebola: Serious but No Cause for Panic

A second Ebola case was announced this week in Texas-the first ever confirmed transmission of the virus within the borders of the United States. This seems like dire news. And although it is indeed an increasingly serious situation, Priorclave North America president Bernie Youngblood is confident that there is no call for panic. Ebola: No Cause … Continue reading “Ebola: Serious but No Cause for Panic”