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What’s the difference between a sterilizer and an autoclave?

As a medical professional, your main goal is to keep your patients happy and healthy — and that starts with sterilizing your equipment. But finding the right sterilization equipment, like sterilizers and autoclaves, can be tricky and expensive. So be sure you’re investing in the right tools for your practice. Here are some helpful hints:

What’s the difference between a sterilizer and an autoclave?

ez10k-2A sterilizer is a general term for any piece of equipment that can sterilize. An autoclave falls under this category of equipment. An autoclave sterilizer’s purpose is to kill all forms of life on the surface of an object like fungi, spores, viruses and bacteria. Autoclaves use only steam to disinfect, while other sterilizers might use high pressure, irritation, chemicals, filtration or a combination of processes to sterilize a surface. Additionally, steam autoclaves also have an auto-lock feature as an extra safety precaution.

How do you choose the right sterilizer?

10-2701-2Choosing the right sterilizer will depend on your sterilization requirements, sizing needs and how much space you have for storage. You’ll want to choose a sterilizer that can accommodate your equipment load and size. The chamber in your sterilizer needs to be at least the length of your longest instrument. It’s also important to find a trustworthy vendor.

Medical Device Depot carries a variety of autoclaves, sterilizersdetergents and accessories with the latest technology. We know that safety, speed and reliability are important, so you’ll find plenty of options to keep your practice running smoothly without having to overcharge your patients.