People sometimes say that the three most important factors for success in business are location, location, and location. This doesn’t just apply to the lot where you lease office space or construct a building. Where you choose to install your lab equipment within the facility is just as critical. A lack of preplanning can make future renovations much harder than they need to be. Getting a brand new large capacity autoclave inside the third story of an existing structure is a good example of the consequences of haphazard interior design. At first glance, the poorly planned location seems to be an insurmountable obstacle. The machine is too large to be carried through a stairwell or by an elevator, but ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’. (more…)
Lucrative government contracts are a prized windfall for certain companies. When those types of contracts are gained in tandem with ones secured in private industry, major growth in revenue tends to follow. The Sterilization Systems Group (SSG) is a division of Environmental Tectonics Corp (Amex: ETC) and they focus on such a strategy. The company recently generated valuable revenue for its parent organization through the receipt of 3 new contracts. One of the deals is repeat business with the Air Force for the M138 Portable Field Sterilization System. (more…)
Impeding the growth of micro-organisms on the surface of laboratory and medical products reduces the chance of cross-contamination during normal handling. BioCote Ltd has developed a silver based powder that is used to do exactly that. The silver technology can be incorporated into a variety of materials at the manufacturing stage. BioCote gave Priorclave permission to produce autoclaves using this technology in an exclusive agreement. This biocidal surface coating is now standard for all their autoclave products. Protection lasts throughout the lifetime of the equipment. (more…)
A flash drive or CD wouldn’t fare well in the intense environment inside an autoclave, but the new DataKey SlimLine memory tokens available from Nexus are able to cope more than adequately. These miniature data storage units have been tested in both ethylene oxide and autoclave sterilizers for multiple cycles. So far the manufacturer has not discovered the failure point for these hardy devices. DataKey has streamlined the manufacturing process by choosing the right materials to create a low cost product that can be used again and again. You also have several vibrant colors to choose from! (more…)
Alfa Medical of Westbury NY recently (January 2015) became approved distributor of Priorclave Sterilizers.
Size choices range from 35 liters to 125 liters for these bench top and top loading models. All equipment offers a thermal safety lock, free steaming, and a microprocessor based TACTROL control system. These simple, slimmed down autoclaves are ideal for sterilizing your laboratory waste and preparing growth media. The pharmaceutical industry is the primary market for these high value – low cost machines.
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PriorClave Understands How To Get Things Done Right
This company has been in the autoclave and steam sterilizer business for over two decades and is currently based in London at a 2500 square meter manufacturing facility. PriorClave directs a substantial portion of its profits into continual improvement of their research and manufacturing processes. One of their goals is to bring more of their component creation in-house. Having fewer outside sources involved gives the corporation the ability to reach even higher levels of quality control over every item that goes into their machines.
They currently operate under BS EN ISO9001 requirements with additional oversight of processes and designs provided by Zurich Insurance. PriorClave also makes good use of computer controlled (CNC) equipment to reduce the risk of human error in many of its manufacturing stages.
Safety locks are, of course, standard on all models. These prevent a unit from being opened before the glassware inside is properly cooled (sudden changes in temperature can cause glass to explode). As the icing on the cake, each machine features anti-microbial BioCote on its surfaces to offer continuing decontamination even when the machine is not in use.
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European Sterilization & Technical Services or ESTS (GB) Ltd can provide timely and prompt service for most any sterilization equipment still in use today. They manufacture a wide variety of large multi-cycle laboratory autoclaves and sterilizers between 300 liters to 6000 liters capacity. If a walk in sized autoclave is your need, then ESTS (GB) Ltd can provide it. If there is a specific sterilization problem, then they can usually solve it. Such versatility attracts the attention and business from a large number of prestigious UK based organizations. (more…)
Flame Sterilization is typically used to prevent cross-contamination from commonly used tools in the laboratory. Inoculation loops and needles are especially susceptible to harboring microbes left over from previous experiments or procedures. Microbiologists, other laboratory scientists, and technicians normally heat these instruments to red hot temperatures both before and after each use. (more…)
The new Logiclave porous load sterilizers are a perfect fit for health care systems in the United Kingdom and around the world. They are specifically designed to meet the relevant requirements for autoclaves including such regulations as HTM2010 and BS3970. Since an independent third party verifies that appropriate manufacturing processes are used and each machine is CE marked, you can rest assured that your autoclave has been fully vetted before leaving the factory. (more…)
When the Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors program needs help they can count on local support from a friendly neighborhood dentist. Dr. Layne Butler has stepped up to the plate and offered autoclave sterilization of pedicure instruments to the center so that they can continue to provide vital and affordable services to seniors in their community. (more…)
Contamination during critical DNA research reminds me of the movie, “The Fly”. Our would be hero decides to carelessly test his new teleportation device without safe guards. A fly enters the telepod with him and the confused computer splices their genes together. The resulting monster is rather horrifying and pathetic. (more…)