Plasma Lamp

As we explained in our posts on formaldehyde (LTSF) and ethylene oxide (EtO), not all medical and scientific equipment can be successfully sterilized in an autoclave, also known as a steam sterilizer. Let’s review why: the more complicated and technologically advanced the equipment, the more likely it will be damaged by the high temperature and humidity of steam sterilization. Our classic case is the endoscope.…

Ozone Chemical Structure


In the earth’s stratosphere, ozone exists in high concentrations and acts as a shield that absorbs most of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, hence the term “ozone layer.” But as a sterilizing agent, ozone has a very different role.

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In the stratosphere, ozone acts as a shield that absorbs most of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation

Air Filtration in Autoclaves

Air filters are common in germ-susceptible locations such as labs and hospitals and even in industrial buildings and airplanes where all the air gets filtered, keeping the environment safe. Just imagine what can happen if there’s a sick person on a plane and the air is not filtered.

In this article we will discuss how air filtration is used in lab steam sterilization. In this case filtration is used as a way to protect the lab environment and lab staff from contamination. However it is relevant to the discussion of sterilization methods since it is used to reduce the bioburden…

Nuclear Energy

In this post, we will focus on one specific application in the world of sterilization and infection control: that of radiation’s ability to kill harmful microorganisms. In other words, radiation can be used to sterilize medical and scientific equipment. But before we can understand this application, let’s review a short history of radiation.


Radiation is associated with Hiroshima and Nagasaki and has earned a negative…

Mobile App

Using the capabilities of the app will make marketing and servicing Tuttnauer tabletop autoclaves even easier. The app helps you stay up to date on technical, marketing and company information. It’s also available in offline mode for areas where there is no service or wifi. In offline mode the app must connect and sync to device beforehand.

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