Creating a safe working environment

The most widely used sterilizers are autoclaves - these eradicate micro-organisms by using pressurised steam to cause thermal stress to the bacteria or virus. To ensure that effective sterilization can be repeatedly achieved, it is necessary to incorporate automated cycle controls which elevate the temperature of the steam and to maintain it for a specified time.

With the increased requirement to meet various laboratory safety and quality standards, modern autoclaves have evolved considerably from the days when large 'pressure cookers' were widely used. Choosing one will depend on the primary purpose for which the autoclave will be used.


Classic media






Classic Media – portable autoclave designed specifically for media

Advance B – bench top autoclave with ‘B’ (vacuum) and ‘N’ (non vacuum) cycles

Advance N  – bench top autoclave with ‘N’ cycle only