An autoclave is a common piece of laboratory equipment that works to sterilize lab media using three primary components: temperature (heat), pressure, and steam. They are commonly found in research, pharmaceutical, and medical laboratories.
In this article, we’ll explore some of the common—and not-so-common—uses for steam sterilization, a.k.a. autoclaving.
Standard protocol requires the use of autoclaves to sterilize agar plates, as only high heat and pressure can effectively kill the full range of microorganisms, which can persist even under unusually harsh conditions.
Top-loading autoclaves are effective solutions for sterilizing bioreactors and fermentors used in antibody production.
Biotech startups require autoclaves that are compact, high-capacity, easy to install/maintain, and low cost. Explore the options here.
Shopping for an autoclave? Chances are this is your first time or you’re not satisfied with the autoclave you have and the price you paid.
Autoclaves function primarily through either gravity or vacuum-induced or pre-vacuum (prevac) sterilization methods, though some types of autoclaves combine both methods to sterilize. This article will outline the basic function of these autoclaves and list the types of sterilization media most associated with each type of autoclave.
Top-loading autoclaves can be an affordable and utilitarian alternative for sterilizing bioreactors and fermentors, especially for smaller laboratories
Proper Sterilization and Disposal of Biohazardous Waste in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research and Testing
As a distributor of laboratory autoclave sterilizers, which can be used for decontamination of biowaste to prevent dispersal of biohazardous material, we have been closely monitoring developments with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV / SARS-CoV-2), also known as COVID-19.
Choosing an autoclave sterilizer can be a daunting task, especially given the wide range of considerations and the sheer number of autoclaves on the market from which to choose. Below are the top 5 things to look for when selecting your next autoclave.
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TOMY Autoclaves at the ISSCR 2019 Annual Meeting in Los AngelesTOMY exhibited its autoclaves at the 2019 ISSCR (International Society for Stem Cell Research) Annual Meeting in Los Angeles from June 26-29. Researchers were interested in the versatility and numerous...
TOMY welcomes our new partners - BioLabs San Diego! TOMY wishes to send a warm welcome to BioLabs San Diego in bringing the TOMY SX-Series Autoclave Sterilizer on board their operations! BioLabs is a nationwide organization of co-working spaces that provides...
When using an autoclave the question that everyone wants to have answered is what type of water should be used with an autoclave. This depends on the type of autoclave that one uses. With certain types of autoclaves that are hooked into house water or steam, there...
Announcing the TOMY Nationwide Repair and Maintenance Network Thank you for your continued support of TOMY autoclaves, centrifuges, and other laboratory equipment. If you were wondering where to have your TOMY autoclave, centrifuge, or other equipment repaired,...
Autoclave sterilizers are essential for almost any type of laboratory and it is crucial to choose the best autoclave that suits your needs. Because autoclaves come in many shapes and sizes, it can be overwhelming to make the right selection and stressful wondering whether you have made the correct decision.
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A clean and well-maintained autoclave is key to keeping a sterile, well-functioning (and happy) laboratory environment. These tips and tricks on the proper water mixture, as well as cleaning and maintaining your autoclave, can help ensure the proper function of your autoclave and keep it running.
Congratulations to Roy Miller, Lab Manager/Staff Research Associate at UC San Diego’s Insel Lab, for winning our Tomy Mini Centrifuge giveaway at the Biotechnology Vendor Showcase held at UCSD on February 15, 2018.
Thank you to everyone who came by the Amuza booth at the Biotechnology Vendor Showcase at UC-San Diego on February 15, 2018! Please watch the video to see if YOU are the lucky winner of the Free Tomy MultiSpin Cordless Micro Centrifuge giveaway raffle. If you are the...
High-altitude reprogramming is necessary for all autoclaves when operating at 1,200 m or more above sea level, which can inevitably lead to improper sterilization and safety issues.
Congratulations to Mayumi of Scripps Research Institute in San Diego for winning the Tomy mini centrifuge in Amuza’s raffle giveaway!
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An autoclave is a piece of equipment that sterilizes instruments and solid / liquid media, including biological waste matter through the application of highly saturated steam. Autoclaves are used in laboratories, industrial settings and other places that require sterilization, ie. inactivation of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microorganisms.
Thank you to everyone who came by the Amuza booth at the Biotechnology Vendor Showcase at UC-San Diego on August 24, 2017! Please watch the video to see if YOU are the lucky winner of the Free Tomy MultiSpin Cordless Micro Centrifuge giveaway.
TOMY will be conducting work on certain models of the TOMY MX-Series High-Speed Refrigerated Micro Centrifuge and the TOMY MicroTwin Refrigerated Tabletop Micro Centrifuge.