7 Tips to consider when purchasing a sterilizer


Buying a sterilizer can be a daunting task, with many customization options and features to choose from. However, this is not the case. Our 7 tips for buying a sterilizer are designed to guide you in your purchasing decision, including important questions to ask and key points to look for.


1. Industry experience

Many university, biomedical, and pharmaceutical projects require unique insight and creative problem-solving skills to bring sterilization lab design concepts to life through installed sterilizers. This may be due to limited door operating level space, limited outlet problems, excessive water consumption, or limited sterilizer size options.

2. Location of equipment purchase

A sterilizer manufactured in your home country can bring many different added benefits to you as an end user. The benefits are numerous and significant: reduced lead times due to the elimination of international fulfillment and logistics, minimized risks associated with currency fluctuations, supported job creation at home, and simplified ability to monitor sterilizer plant acceptance tests.

3. Service and support options

Keeping your equipment running at peak performance requires preventative maintenance and support, similar to changing oil and rotating car tires. Not only service, but the ability to quickly obtain spare parts for stock and replacement must also be a factor in your purchasing decision.

4. Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity

With the development of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, the world and its devices are becoming increasingly connected. This should not end with sterilization. With an encrypted Internet connection, sterilizer observation and technical support can be done remotely, so that the technical support staff can provide immediate online service.

5. Cost of ownership

The initial cost of the sterilizer is only part of the total cost of owning and operating the sterilizer. In addition to the sterilizer, when considering the life cycle cost of the sterilizer, the cost of spare parts and technical support needs to be studied and incorporated into the purchase decision.

6. Save water

When the sterilizer runs all day, it consumes thousands of gallons of water. Be sure to evaluate water saving options during sterilization searches.

7. Project integrator

For new and expanded facilities, the ability to purchase all equipment from one supplier makes the procurement process simple. Make sure you have access to all equipment, including sterilizers, washing machines and hoods, through one decision.