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Benefits of Using Autoclaves in a Laboratory

January 31st, 2023 in Autoclave Technologies and Features
Benefits of Using Autoclaves in a Laboratory

Autoclaves are the gold standard for sterilization in all scientific and medical environments because they kill all microorganisms on a variety of materials. Almost all laboratories choose autoclaves because they have a variety of advantages. In today’s blog we are going to talk about why autoclaves are the best choice for a laboratory. 


Autoclaves are a simple solution. They are typically hard-wired into an electrical circuit and plumbed for water. So, aside from regular testing, which is required for any type of sterilization, you just load your autoclave and turn it on. The autoclave works reliably every single time with the push of a button. 


You can find an appropriate autoclave size for every application. There are small countertop autoclaves and giant free-standing ones that would take up a whole room. So, no matter how big your operation is, there is a perfect autoclave for that application. 


One of the biggest advantages of using an autoclave for sterilization is that autoclaves can handle a variety of materials in different shapes and sizes. For example, if you have materials with uneven surfaces, the autoclave can sterilize those just as well as something flat. The heat and steam and pressure will access all the surfaces of what is put inside the autoclave. 

Obviously, there are some materials that cannot go inside an autoclave, so you should verify what can and cannot go in an autoclave from an instrument manufacturer or the person doing your autoclave installation. 

Even if you only need a small table-top autoclave for your laboratory, autoclaves are still the best choice for your sterilization. If you need help choosing, maintaining, installing, operating, or validating an autoclave, this is our business and area of expertise. Give us a call, in western Canada at (888) 818-4847.


Alpha Scientific supplies, installs, and services medical equipment in western Canada. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about medical equipment, please call our toll-free number, (888) 818-4847, or email us at sales@alphascientific.ca.