How to Choose the Best Autoclave

Autoclave sterilizers are essential for almost any type of laboratory and it is crucial to choose the autoclave that suits your needs. Because autoclaves come in many shapes and sizes, from compact and portable to built-in wall units in many different configurations allowing sterilization of different types of media in different capacities and speeds, it can be overwhelming to make the right selection and stressful wondering whether you have made the correct decision.

This article outlines the factors that should be considered when choosing an autoclave, namely how to assess whether the autoclave meets your organization’s needs, including the autoclave’s capacity, throughput, space requirements, installation, maintenance, quality and overall costs over several years.

High Altitude Autoclave Sterilization

According to the WHO Laboratory Safety Manual (3rd Edition, p27), autoclaves are essential laboratory equipment for the disinfection and sterilization of tools and biohazard products. However, sterilizing at higher altitude geographical locations with an...

Congratulations to our TOMY Centrifuge giveaway winner

Congratulations to Ayumi of Scripps Research Institute for winning our Tomy Mini Centrifuge giveaway! Ayumi chose the Tomy One Spin centrifuge, the mini centrifuge that has a counter balance allowing you to spin one solo 1.5 / 2.0 mL microtube at a time- great choice!...

What is an Autoclave?

An autoclave is a piece of equipment that is used to sterilize various instruments, as well as solids and liquids, including biological waste matter. Autoclaves are frequently used in industrial settings, medical/dental facilities and laboratories, as well as public facilities including aesthetic salons, tattoo parlors, and veterinary practices.

Service Notice TOMY Centrifuges

TOMY will be conducting work through on certain models of the TOMY MX-Series High Speed Refrigerated Micro Centrifuge and the TOMY MicroTwin Refrigerated Tabletop Micro Centrifuge.

TOMY will be sending service personnel to update specific parts completely free of cost.