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Bioclave Benchtop Research Autoclaves

BioClave™ Benchtop 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, or BioClave 28:

The 8L 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 sterilization 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/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 also 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 Autoclaves
Chamber Volume8L18L28L
Max. Pressure29 PSI (2 bar)34.8PSI (2.4 Bar)
Chamber Dimensions6.7 x 12.5in.9.8 x 13.77in12.6 x 16.4in
Exterior Dimensions20x13.5x12.9in22x17.5x15.7in25 x 25 x 22in
Weight74lbs89 lbs209 lbs
Electrical115 or 230V 50-60Hz115 or 230V 50-60Hz,
(230V ONLY accepts 208 to 240V)
Warranty1 Year

Bottle/Flask CapacityBioClave MiniBioClave 18BioClave 28
100mL Media Bottle81542
250mL Media Bottle4811
500mL Media BottleN/A38
1L Media BottleN/AN/A6
2L Media BottleN/AN/A2
125mL Erlenmeyer Flask4830
250mL Erlenmeyer Flask268
500mL Erlenmeyer FlaskN/A36
1L Erlenmeyer FlaskN/AN/A3
2L Erlenmeyer FlaskN/AN/A2

Item Product Description Capacity Power Unit of Measure Price Purchase
BioClave 28 Autoclave 28L 120V Each
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BioClave 28 Autoclave 28L 220V Each
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BioClave 18 Autoclave 18L 115V Each
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BioClave 18 Autoclave 18L 230V 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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Printer for BioClave Series Autoclaves Each
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Paper for 3058-34: 2.25" x 50' Pack of 3
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