history of sterilization equipmentThe history of sterilization equipment dates back to the 1680s, however sterilizers did not become popular for practical use until the mid 1800s. Scientists like Louis Pasteur used sterilizers to perform experiments and understand fundamental chemical processes (http://dwb.unl.edu).

If you work in an environment with potentially hazardous biological substances, it’s important to understand the basic principles behind the sterilization process. So, let’s start at the beginning! (more…)

Thumb-ChuckSterilizer expert Charles Fishelson first joined Sterilizers.com, an industry leader, in 1995 and still serves as their Vice President today. With the high risk of infection that humans face today, why would you trust anyone besides an expert?

In this episode Charles and host Kimberly Henrie discuss the history of sterilizers and autoclaves. They begin with the fact that sterilizers and autoclaves were first being used in the late 1600s, but didn’t become popular until nearly 200 years later! (more…)

Thumb-ChuckCharles Fishelson is a sterilizers expert, and with the high risk of infections in the world today, why wouldn’t you trust your sterilization needs to an expert? Charles first joined Sterilizers.com, a leading industry expert, in 1995 and still serves as their Vice President today.

In this episode Charles and host Kimberly Henrie discuss how to tell if your sterilizers and autoclaves are working correctly. The two waste no time and begin by talking about an article about someone who contracted a disease during a dentist appointment. Tune in now to hear Charles’ thoughts on that! (more…)

how do I know my sterilizer worksA few months ago, there was a scare in Oklahoma where over 7,000 patients had to be tested for HIV and Hepatitis due to improper sterilization procedures at a dental clinic (http://www.nypost.com). Thankfully, events like these are rare, but it really shows the importance of following an effective sterilization procedure.

Terrible events like these may leave you asking yourself, “How do I know my sterilizer works?” We understand how important this question is to you.

If you’re a doctor, dentist, laboratory technician or even a tattoo artist, you want to maintain a safe work environment. When dealing with potentially hazardous biological substances, you want to be sure that your sterilization procedures are effective. (more…)

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