Despite the space-saving exterior dimensions of the BioClaves™, the stainless steel chambers are surprisingly large, accommodating a variety of liquids, media, instruments, glassware, plasticware, and other general research laboratory items. These benchtop models include a mechanical and electrical safety interlock that prevents the door from being opened until the pressure has reached 0 psi. With a large digital display and fully automatic operation, all segments of the cycle (fill, sterilize, exhaust, and dry) commence and run to completion by simply pressing the start button. An optional thermal mini-printer is also available for providing a record of sterilization parameters, and a USB drive can be used to record settings and transfer them to a PC.
- Fully automatic, just press start
- Built-in water tank does not require connection to an external water supply