Biotechnology companies operate to find solutions in a range of medical and scientific fields, including the reproductive health sector. In order to complete their biotech research and development, such companies require a range of specialized tools and equipment. For instance, a number of biotech research companies will use an autoclave, which is the most effective means used to sterilize medical and scientific equipment.
Hence, autoclaves play a significant role for biotech companies because they kill any bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that may build up on critical research tools. Without autoclaves, biotechnology companies would find it difficult to conduct their research properly as the equipment would often be contaminated.
Using an autoclave can be quite simple. While various autoclaves may differ in their design, they generally operate in the same manner. The first step is to open the autoclave door, and then add hot water at the bottom of this opening. Some machines will take up to 1 gallon of water or more. The next step is to add the equipment to be sterilized into the autoclave shelf. The autoclave door should then be closed and the latch sealed tightly via the lever. After, the exhaust switch is to be toggled, and then the timer set to about 15 minutes. Once the timer has finished, then the sterilized equipment can be removed from the autoclave, using clean, heat proof gloves.