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As an industry-leading steam sterilizer manufacturer, Beta Star is deeply involved in our industry and highly receptive to the latest innovations, solutions, and tendencies related to autoclave sterilizers. Explore our latest blog posts, listed below, to learn more about our company, our newest sterilization equipment, and current news from across the steam sterilization industry.



  • Serviceability in Beta Star Sterilizers

    January 22, 2016

    Though it may not be defined in Webster’s, serviceability is a critical aspect of all our sterilizer designs. But what does serviceability mean? Quite simply, serviceability is defined by the ease in which a piece of equipment (in this case, your autoclave) can be serviced for preventative or emergency maintenance. By maximizing serviceability in all […]

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  • Patented Envirovac® Water Conservation System

    February 22, 2016

    Beta Star offers a water conservation vacuum system called EnviroVac® on all sizes of sterilizers, which was a former winner for the Green Vivarium Foundation’s Best Product or Service award. Developed by Beta Star Life Science Equipment, this patent-applied vacuum system reduces total water usage during an autoclave sterilization cycle by up to 80% when […]

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  • Project Portfolio: New Mexico Tri-Lab

    March 22, 2016

    Adjacent to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences campus in Northeast Albuquerque, the $86 million, five-story building (one partially below grade) accommodates the New Mexico Department of Health Scientific Laboratory Division, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture Veterinary Diagnostic Services, and the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. The facility will include three […]

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  • Case Study: Split-Bulk Installation

    June 17, 2016

    Split-Bulk Installation Installing bulk sterilizers into existing and operating facilities is one of the toughest challenges of purchasing a bulk sterilizer. For one project, involving a large university in Pennsylvania, a split bulk 49″ x 86″ x 86″ sterilizer was installed inside of an existing building in the winter during the spring semester. The double […]

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  • Benefits of Refurbished Sterilizers

    July 26, 2016

    Certified, Refurbished Sterilizers are the Solution for a Budget-Conscious Facility  Budgets at many laboratories across the country are squeezed to remove unnecessary spending. Grant money is getting harder and harder to come by. Unfortunately, these problems are nothing new. Budgeting issues should not have to freeze research and development projects, and with remanufactured as new […]

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  • Attending AALAS? Experience Virtual Reality!

    October 14, 2016

    Visit Booth #1707 To Experience Virtual Reality and Enter To Win! Are you considering attending the AALAS National Meeting in Charlotte on October 31st through November 2nd? Do it! Every fall, the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) puts on it’s National Meeting for members and non-members to attend lectures, poster sessions, and meet […]

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  • Sterilizer Buying: 7 Tips to Consider

    February 23, 2017

    7 Tips to Consider When Entering the Sterilizer Purchasing Process Buying a sterilizer can be a daunting task, with many customization options and features to choose from. However, it does not have to be. Our 7 Tips to Buying a sterilizer is meant to guide you along the purchasing decision with important questions to ask […]

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  • Autoclave vs. Sterilizer

    March 8, 2017

    Defining the seemingly synonymous terms for sterilization equipment In the world of sterilization, there are a number of terms related to the equipment used to sterilize items in a laboratory such as: bedding, cages, instruments, tools, and hazardous waste. That equipment is frequently called a sterilizer, steam sterilizer, or autoclave, often shrouded in unknown reasoning […]

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  • Sterilization of Biomedical Waste: the Case for Using Autoclaves

    July 10, 2017

    Autoclaves in Biohazardous and Infectious Environments   The need is not new. Since the dawn of medical research, a need for reliable disposal of biomedical, biohazardous, and infectious waste has existed. For many universities and research laboratories, the simple solution has been to hire a processing company and be done with the disposal process as […]

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  • AALAS 2017: See You There!

    September 26, 2017

    In less than a month, Beta Star Life Science Equipment will be exhibiting at the 2017 American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) in Austin, TX. The 68th Annual Conference, which starts on October 16th, creates an opportunity for thousands of attendees to discuss and learn about the responsible and ethical care of animals to […]

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