Priorclave - Laboratory Autoclaves and Sterilisation Equipment for Pharmaceutical and Bio-Tech Industries
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Autoclaves and Sterilisation Equipment

Priorclave has manufactured standard and custom specific laboratory autoclaves for more than two decades.

129-131 Nathan Way,
West Thamesmead Business Park,
SE28 0AB,
United Kingdom

129-131 Nathan Way,
West Thamesmead Business Park,
SE28 0AB,
United Kingdom

Custom laboratory autoclaves

Priorclave has manufactured standard and custom specific laboratory autoclaves for more than two decades.

Its products range from bench-top to large capacity units, which serve the pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries. These account for 10% of its turnover and represents a major area of activity.

All Priorclave autoclaves feature the TACTROL® control system and are BioCote® protected against bacterial and fungal growth. Many options and accessories are available (for example, vacuum cycles) and all models feature the facility for delayed start and media warming at the end of the cycle to maintain growth media overnight at a ready-to-pour temperature.

Laboratory autoclave post-installation testing and servicing

With Priorclave’s United Kingom Accreditation Service (UKAS) registration, calibration laboratory post-installation testing and servicing options are available, including installation qualification (IQ) / operation qualification (OQ) / performance qualification (PQ) regimes, along with comprehensive servicing arrangements.

Priorclave’s products and processes have been independently approved and monitored by authorised bodies and are CE marked to the following standards:

  • European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) – 97/23/EC (approved for the entire pressure system, not just the pressure vessel structure)
  • EN61010-2-41 for electrical safety
  • EN5008-1 / EN50082-1 for electromagnetic compatibility

Compact laboratory autoclaves

The Compact 40l capacity bench-top and Compact 60l floor-standing units are particularly suited for laboratories, with the occasional, low-volume autoclaving requirement.

Top loading and front loading autoclaves

Priorclave’s top loading 100l–150l and front loading 100l–200l autoclaves are popular with microbiology laboratories and feature cylindrical vessels with a 500mm diameter for more effective loading and safe, low loading heights for top loaders.

The larger 200l chambers in the front loaders are especially useful for bulky or large loads. Both are available for electric heating or for connection to plant steam and a full range of loading trolleys is available.

Large capacity autoclaves

Huge capacity, rectangular chambers can be used for high-volume throughput, as well as large, bulky items. Alongside custom sizes, they are available in 235l, 350l, 450l, and 700l capacities with a compact design. The 235l and 350l models will fit through a standard width door.

They feature hand-wheel closure or vertical power doors and can be supplied either as stand-alone cabinet autoclaves or built into a fascia panel in a plant room installation. A steam / water jacket can also be fitted to these models.

Within the Q63 range, the larger 320l capacity front loading option has already made significant impact across the globe. It complements the smaller 100l top loading version.

Pass-through / double door autoclaves

Priorclave’s pass-through / double door autoclaves are designed for installation through a wall, enabling two-way sterilisation traffic.

They are completely sealed and have interlocking doors, so safety procedures are not compromised during the cycle.

Autoclave calibration, testing and service

As a fully accredited UKAS calibration laboratory, Priorclave is able to supply IQ and OQ procedures and carry out performance qualification as required. Routine calibration is available as a one off or as part of a regular maintenance contract. Maintenance contracts for all models are available with parts-inclusive and extended term options.

QCS 100l Front Loading Autoclave

The QCS 100l laboratory autoclave features a 500mm diameter chamber, believed to be largest currently available for this size of machine.

Priorclave Draws in Visitors at Medlab Exhibition

Throughout the four days of Medlab 2018, Priorclave’s sales director Lee Oakley reports that the company’s stand (Z1 – C58) has been exceptionally busy with a significant interest shown in the QCS EH100 laboratory autoclave.

New Thermal Printer on Lab Autoclaves

Now available on all new laboratory autoclaves and research grade sterilisers leaving the Priorclave production where a printer is necessary will benefit from the installation of a new thermal printer.

Priorclave Releases QCS 100l Autoclave

The Priorclave QCS 100 laboratory autoclave is ideal for any lab manager or technician looking for a more compact, economically priced 100l capacity autoclave.

Priorclave to Unveil Steam Steriliser at Medica

Priorclave will reveal the quality of its autoclave build through the QCS EH100 steam steriliser that will take centre stage on stand EO2 in hall 1 at the forthcoming Medica exhibition.

Bigger Capacity Benchtop Autoclave Meets Customer Wish List

The Priorclave H60 compact autoclave, designed specifically to meet a customer requirement for a steam steriliser with all the proven strengths and features of the current Priorclave Compact range but with a 50% increase in chamber capacity, is now part of the Companies standard range of benchtop autoclaves.

Sterilising Difficult Items with a Small Vacuum Autoclave

Priorclave has launched the MVA C40 benchtop vacuum autoclave, meeting requirements of laboratories wanting to perform low-volume sterilisation of items such as tubing, bagged mixed plastic waste, and narrow bore glass ware.

Compact Top Loading Autoclaves for Labs with Limited Space

Designed and built by Priorclave in its own British based manufacturing centre the QCS top-loading autoclaves are reliable mid-capacity steam sterilisers available in a choice of chamber sizes, 100l and 150l capacities.

Priorclave Launches New Autoclave Website

This month (March 2014), Priorclave's new website went live and reflects the company's up-front policy of providing would-be autoclave purchasers with facts and figures that will steer them easily to identify the best possible steam steriliser for their application.

Autoclave for Start-Up Laboratories

The compact C40 benchtop autoclave from Priorclave gives start-up laboratories the opportunity to acquire a feature packed steam steriliser at an affordable price and supported by an extended warranty to give long-term peace of mind in terms of performance and reliability to protect that initial low-cost investment.

Priorclave Offers PowerDoor Autoclaves for Small Laboratories with Big Requirements

For laboratories with a requirement to sterilise large bulky items or that have a need for high throughput the perfect solution would be a high-capacity rectangular chamber autoclave, but where there is limited lab space conventional chamber door swing is a problem and for this reason Priorclave has introduced the RSV range of autoclaves.

Priorclave RSC Autoclaves

The Priorclave RSC range of autoclaves with their taller, large rectangular steam sterilising chambers has become a popular choice for laboratories undertaking high-volume throughput or are frequently tasked with handling taller and bulkier items. And despite the large practical chamber size these autoclaves require only a relatively small floor area.

Priorclave Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Top-loading laboratory autoclaves are the longest serving stalwarts of the Priorclave steam steriliser range, a 100l model being the first produced and to leave the company's factory in 1988 when it started trading, and through dedicated service and support many of these early models can still be found in use today, performing routine sterilisation processes some 25 years later.

Autoclave Manufacturer Priorclave Celebrates 25th Anniversary

British autoclave manufacturer Priorclave celebrated 25 years since first opening its doors for business on the 16th February 1988 and during this period has delivered from its London factory almost 5,000 steam sterilisers worldwide. It makes Priorclave the most successful UK laboratory autoclave producer.

Priorclave Offers Autoclaves for Designated CAT3 Laboratories

The Compact C40 vacuum autoclave is the first priorclave to become available with stand-off legs, providing easy access beneath the steam steriliser for cleaning and disinfection of laboratory work surfaces to prevent the spread of virus and eliminate potential cross contamination.

Priorclave’s C60 Model Autoclave Draws Visitors at London Vet Show

During the recent London Vet Show the autoclave featured on the Southwest Medical stand proved popular with visitors. Supplied by Priorclave, one of the UK's top autoclave manufacturers, the C60 model surprised visitors with its compact outward physical appearance and the larger than average steam sterilisation chamber.

Priorclave Develops New ‘Larger’ Compact Autoclave

Priorclave has developed the new H60, a 60l capacity bench-top autoclave to satisfy specific requirements for a customer seeking a larger front-loading steriliser. As a dedicated design and manufacturing centre for autoclaves, Priorclave has created one of the largest ranges of standard

Priorclave to Exhibit at Arab Health 2011

On stand #RB39 at the Arab Health Exhibition Priorclave will be exhibiting examples from their comprehensive range of laboratory autoclaves. They will include three of their most popular, electrically heated models. The PS/MID/C60 - a compact, 60l capacity, top-loading autoclave

Contract Renewed Between Priorclave and BioCote

Priorclave and BioCote have had a long-standing, exclusive agreement to incorporate the revolutionary BioCote® powder coating technology into the manufacture of their entire range of laboratory autoclaves. As a result, such has been the success of the combined technologies, they have renewed

Priorclave Succeed in Overcoming Surface Microbial Growth

Priorclave remain the leading autoclave manufacturer whose entire range of autoclaves helps the hospital, biochemical, food and pharmaceutical laboratory environments to reduce their risk of cross contamination. The surface coatings of the cabinets contain silver-based, BioCote® technology,

Priorclave to Exhibit at Medica 2009

At this year's Medica show, to be held in Düsseldorf from 18-21 November 2009, Priorclave will again give visitors an opportunity to step into an autoclave on their stand (number 1E02, located in hall 1). A representative selection of their electrically heated bench-top and top and front-loa

Priorclave Thanks Visitors at ACHEMA 2009, Frankfurt, Germany

Priorcalve would like to thank all visitors who attended ACHEMA 2009, which took place in Germany last week. Priorclave supplies autoclaves and steam sterilisers for the pharmaceuticals industry. We build, repair and design rectangular section and cylindrical laboratory autoclaves. Prio

After a Long-Standing Partnership, PRIORCLAVE Renew Their Vows with BioCote

Priorclave Ltd are not just manufacturers of quality autoclaves. They offer solutions to the more complex problems of effective sterilisation, in particular, applications synonymous with laboratory requirements. Priorclave Ltd and BioCote Ltd have a long-standing exclusive agreement to

Priorclave’s Large Capacity, Q63 Series Autoclave

Priorclave's large capacity, Q63 series autoclave will make its debut at LAB 07 at the Excel centre in October. In Hall S3 on stand number B15 at the LAB 07 Show Priorclave will be exhibiting a 100L capacity front loading, electrically heated autoclave alongside the larger, 320L capacit

Priorclave and the Kirkhouse Trust Clean Up in India

The Oxfordshire based charity Kirkhouse Trust is presently focused on crop improvement research for the developing world and advancement through education and research in the fields of biological and medical sciences. In July 2005 the Trust sourced a fully operational, three year old,

Does ‘Up Close and Personal’ in the Laboratory Offend You?

Does your autoclave have a personal freshness problem but no best friend to whisper advice? Do you have to leave the room when a cycle is running? It may not be quite so 'up close and personal', but the average autoclave often needs to contend with a surprising variety of res

Serendipity Helps Provide Water for Old Yundum

Through a long-established and strong client base across the African continent, the Gambia has become familiar territory for laboratory autoclave manufacturer Priorclave Ltd. In December 2006 during a recent visit to one of their clients, MRC, the Banjul research centre for tropical di

Autoclave Manufacturers Priorclave Ltd. Launch a New Brochure.

Priorclave Ltd., world leaders in the design and manufacture of laboratory autoclaves, have produced a new brochure to give the reader a quick and meaningful overview of the complete, BioCote® protected range of laboratory priorclaves. Designed for use as a carrier of correspondenc

Priorclave to exhibit at Pro 2 Pac

Priorclave will be attending Pro 2 Pac which is taking place at ExCel in London, UK, between the 18th and 21st March 2007.

Tests Prove the Value of Biocote

The effectiveness of the Biocote coating, applied to all Priorclave Autoclaves, has been shown by recent comparative tests carried out by fellow Biocote partner Mountway on their Neptune bath lifts. The following is from a recent press release issued by Biocote summarising the findings.

Priorclave Ltd

129-131 Nathan Way

West Thamesmead Business Park

SE28 0AB


United Kingdom