The Saniclaves are table-top steam sterilizers, also known as autoclaves. Revolutionary Science has been manufacturing and providing the Saniclave autoclave product line since 2005.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first Saniclave model [(10 liter Saniclave 200 and Saniclave 200P (with an embedded printer)] in 2012 for medical use, followed by the smaller 8 liter, top loading Saniclave 102 and later, the Saniclave 250 which is validated for lumened devices, such as trocars.
Steam sterilizers and autoclaves work by boiling water inside a stainless steel pressurized chamber. The heating element and sensors are controlled and read by a microprocessor to maintain precise levels of pressure, temperature and time. As the steam saturates, hot water droplets condense on the surfaces of autoclaveable instruments (referred to as the load) in pressure of 15 psi and temperature of 121C (250F) for a period of 30 minutes. Steam sterilization is judged by the FDA to be the most effective form of killing dangerous pathogens and microorganisms in both medical and laboratory settings. Although Revolutionary Science also manufactures laboratory autoclaves, all of Revolutionary Science’s medical autoclaves are assembled in the USA and registered with the FDA as Class II medical devices cleared for human use.
Common uses for the simple, small, user friendly Revolutionary Science Saniclave sterilizers are sterilizing media and asceptic techniques in the microbiology field, medical and surgical instruments, bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT) trocars, dental instruments, orthodontic instruments, veterinary supplies, tattoo and body-art, nail salon nippers, clippers and other devices, medical waste and general clinical applications. The Saniclave is extremely popular and press releases about the Saniclave were featured on NPR, The Boston Globe and other well known news outlets.