Bioclave Benchtop Research Autoclaves

The BioClave™ Benchtop Research Autoclaves are available in 8L, 18L, and 28L chamber volumes to accommodate a variety of liquids, media, instruments, glassware, plasticware, and other common 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 zero PSI. With a large digital LCD 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 (sold separately) is available for providing a record of sterilization parameters and a USB drive can be used to record settings and transfer them to a PC.

Choose from three sizes/models: BioClave Mini, BioClave 18 Autoclave, or BioClave 28 Autoclave:

The 8-liter BioClave Mini is pre-programmed to meet basic sterilization needs. Temperature can be selected at either 121°C or 134°C, and the sterilization time is fully adjustable. The economical BioClave Mini is the ideal choice wherever benchtop stylization is required, and space is limited.

The 18L BioClave 18 Autoclave and 28L BioClave 28 Autoclave offers preset cycle options (standard programs), for use with liquids, wrapped research instruments, or unwrapped instruments/plasticware. An additional option “Dry Only” is also available for additional drying time to be added to the end of a cycle. For special applications requiring variations in cycle parameters, all settings are fully adjustable.

The 28L model features an increased chamber size with a diameter of 32cm. With this larger internal chamber, the BioClave 28 is the only model capable of sterilizing 1- and 2-liter flasks/bottles. Despite the increased chamber size, the unit is still relatively compact, suitable for benchtop use.


Key Features

  • Designed specifically for the sterilization of laboratory research tools
  • Fully automatic operation – just press start
  • No external connection needed with the built-in water tank
  • Choose from a capacity of: 8L, 18L, or 28L
  • All models are small enough for benchtop use

Specifications for Benchmark BioClave Benchtop Research Autoclaves
Chamber Volume 8L 18L 28L
Max. Pressure 29 PSI (2 bar) 34.8PSI (2.4 Bar)
Chamber Dimensions 6.7 x 12.5in. 9.8 x 13.77in 12.6 x 16.4in
Exterior Dimensions 20x13.5x12.9in 22x17.5x15.7in 25 x 25 x 22in
Weight 74lbs 89 lbs 209 lbs
Electrical 115 or 230V 50-60Hz 115 or 230V 50-60Hz,
(230V ONLY accepts 208 to 240V)
Power: 950Q 1600W 2300W
Warranty 1 Year

Bottle/Flask Capacity BioClave Mini BioClave 18 BioClave 28
100mL Media Bottle 8 15 42
250mL Media Bottle 4 8 11
500mL Media Bottle N/A 3 8
1L Media Bottle N/A N/A 6
2L Media Bottle N/A N/A 2
125mL Erlenmeyer Flask 4 8 30
250mL Erlenmeyer Flask 2 6 8
500mL Erlenmeyer Flask N/A 3 6
1L Erlenmeyer Flask N/A N/A 3
2L Erlenmeyer Flask N/A N/A 2
Item Product Description Capacity Power Unit of Measure Price Purchase
Printer for BioClave Series Autoclaves Each
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BioClave 28 Autoclave 28L 120V Each
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BioClave 18 Autoclave 18L 115V Each
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BioClave Mini Autoclave 8L 115V Each
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BioClave Mini Autoclave 8L 230V Each
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BioClave 18 Autoclave 18L 230V Each
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