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Tabletop Autoclave

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Design Guidance

Overall Strategies


Best Practices

  • Ensure autoclaves are full prior to running.
  • Install timers and water-misers to shut down autoclaves overnight, especially electrically heated models.
  • Set aside space for shared autoclaves when designing new laboratory spaces.
  • Choose the right size of autoclave to meet research needs. Choose research-grade autoclaves - rather than hospital sterilizers – for research labs where fewer sterilization cycles are needed. Countertop models use 1/50th the electricity of large floor models.

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Guiding Principles