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Monday, February 8, 2016

What is a sterilizer or autoclave? Any differences between them?

Tuttnauer EZ9 / EZ11 PLUS
Sterilizer is the general name of an equipment that is made to destroy or remove the dangerous microorganisms on a surface of an object. Even though the words autoclave and sterilizer are used in the same terminology, there are differences between an autoclave and a sterilizer. An autoclave only uses the technique of applying steam or pressurized steam to remove these organic lives while a sterilizer may use different methods to do so such as chemicals, irritation,high pressure, filtration or infrared technology. Certain type of instruments can not handle the steam due to their lack of endurance against heat and pressure as heat and pressure may impact the shape of these objects. In this type of sterilization applications, the sterilizers do the same job by using one or more of the above mentioned methods. The word autoclave comes from two ancient words. Auto which means "self" in Greek and Clave which means "key" in Latin  language. When you combine these two words, you come up with "self locking" which is today used as Autoclave. The sterilizers are essential equipment today in medical, dental and veterinary industries where infection control is the number one priority. Because of it's important job, selecting the right sterilizer for the facility is a critical decision. There are few things to consider when making such an investment. Here are the things that need to be considered...

1- Determining the size of the sterilizer you need:
One of the important points on selecting the right sterilizer is the available bench space to place the sterilizer in your medical, veterinary or dental clinic. There are various sizes of sterilizers available today from different manufacturer's that will accommodate your needs. The second point that needs to be thought of is the amount of instruments that you need to sterilize to maintain your workflow without interruption. So the chamber size of your sterilizer is an important point. You have to consider the length of your instruments to make sure that your sterilizer will incorporate.

2- Sterilization requirements for your practice:
Every practice has their own regulations for sterilizing instruments in terms of sterilizing time, cycle and modes. So make sure that your sterilizer will meet the regulatory guidelines for your practice. 

3 - Do you need a new or refurbished sterilizer?: 
This answer totally depends on your budget. Sterilizers are long lasting equipment. The refurbished sterilizers can perform as good sterilization as a brand new unit. If you have a budget that's not enough for a new equipment, you can certainly consider getting a refurbished sterilizer with a reasonable warranty. We can also offer many type and brand of high quality sterilizers with 6 months warranty and affordable prices. The brand new sterilizer usually comes with 1 or 2 years manufacturer's warranty. By purchasing a brand new sterilizer, you are rest assured that you will be covered by the manufacturer's guarantee for any kind of problems with your sterilizer for a decent amount of time...

4 - Replacement parts: 
Same as buying an expensive car, maintenance cost and the availability of the OEM or generic replacement parts for your equipment is also another important criteria that you have to think about when you are making such an investment for your business.

We as getMedOnline.com carry the Tuttnauer, Midmark/Ritter, SciCan and Benchmark Scientific sterilizers on our online store, here. All of our sterilizers come with full manufacturer's warranty. The refurbished sterilizers may also be offered at competitive prices with 6 months warranty.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Branson SFX Series Sonifier Cell Disruptors

Sonication is the act of applying sound energy to agitate particles in a sample for various purposes such as cleaning, processing, homogenizing, emulsification, etc. Ultrasonic frequencies (>20 kHz) are usually used, leading to the process also being known as ultrasonication.

Branson SFX Series Sonifiers
In the laboratory, it is usually applied using an ultrasonic bath or an ultrasonic probe, colloquially known as a sonicator. Branson Ultrasonics, a global leader in ultrasonic technology is now coming up with a new series of sonicators, the Branson SFX Series Ultrasonic Cell Disruptors. The new SFX series sonifiers have been enhanced on every aspect as functionality, efficiency, design and performance. Let's take a quick look at these precious laboratory equipment.

All new Branson SFX series are now offered with the below standard features;
  • Energy Mode. In Energy Mode, the SFX Series power supply manages the processing cycle to deliver a precise, user-determined input of ultrasonic energy (measured in joules), either continuously or in individual pulses. The SFX Series automatically compensates for any variability, extending or shortening the cycle as needed to deliver the precise energy output.
  • Process monitoring. In operation, Sonifier SFX Series monitors ongoing processes on a scrollable, digital screen, providing continuous updates of key variables including power level, energy usage, sample temperature, and experiment progress.
  • Sample-processing programs. For assured repeatability and precision on a greater scale, the SFX Series enables users to create and store up to 20 sample processing programs. Program parameters include continuous or pulsed ultrasonics; time, energy, or temperature control modes; pulse on-time/energy, off-time and total on-time/energy; or amplitude as a percentage.
The new Branson SFX series are available in 3 different power and frequency options as 150 watts/40kHz, 250 watts/20kHz and 550 watts/20kHz.  The SFX150 Series has the 150watt power output at 40kHz and available in two different configurations one with traditional converter and a 1/8" microtip (Part No:101-063-962R (110V) or 101-063-963R (220V) and the other with handheld converter with 1/8" micro tip (Part No:101-063-1096R (110V)  or 101-063-1097R (220V) to process liquids from 0.2ml up to 150ml.

The Branson SFX250 is the model that has a 250 watts output at 20kHz frequency. This model comes with a 1/2 horn and it's ready for operation to process liquids from 0.2ml-500ml (Part No:101-063-965R (110V) or 101-063-966R (220V)

And here comes Branson's most powerful SFX SONIFIER ultrasonic cell disruptor with 550 watts output at 20kHz frequency.  The Branson SFX550 with part number 101-063-969R (110V) or 101-063-969R (220V) comes with the 1/2" horn or 3/4" horn (Part No:101-063-968R (110V) or 101-063-970R (220V).



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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Brymill Family | Dermatology Practice Package for Cryosurgery

Brymill Family | Dermatology Practice
Cryosurgical Packages
 
Cryosurgery is a type of surgery that involves the use of extreme cold to destroy abnormal tissues, such as tumors. The surgery most often involves the use of liquid nitrogen, although carbon dioxide and argon may also be used. When liquid nitrogen has a temperature between -346 and -320°F, it instantly freezes nearly anything that’s in contact with it. In the case of human tissue, it can kill and destroy cells upon contact. This is important when the cells you want to kill are cancerous. Cryosurgery is typically used for tumors or precancerous lesions found on your skin. However, some tumors inside the body can be treated this way as well. Advances in cryosurgery technology have dramatically reduced the long-term side effects once associated with the treatment. More studies are needed on the long-term side effects and effectiveness of cryosurgery. Cryosurgery, also called cryotherapy, is similar to the technique used when doctors freeze off warts using liquid nitrogen spray. In order to perform a successful cryosurgery, a reliable equipment are essential instruments for physicians. Brymill Cryogenic Systems has been in business for more than 6 decades to manufacture high quality cryogenic equipment for professionals. Brymill CryAc is a globally known handheld liquid nitrogen sprayer with its compact and ergonomic design as well as with its various kinds of available accessories to handle all kind of cryotherapy applications both in medical and veterinary fields. Brymill also offers the industry's most advanced handheld liquid nitrogen sprayers with their recently launched product, the Brymill CryAc TrackerCAM, B910. The Brymill Cryac TrackerCAM not only is a simple handheld cryogun but also is able to monitor the skin temperature with the infrared technology as well as displaying and recording the procedure with its built-in camera and display system for future instructional use. Are you a new clinic that's intending to do cryosurgical procedures and looking to get cryosurgical equipment at an affordable price? Brymill is offering packages that are specially designed for the type of clinic you have with their family practice  or dermatology practice cryosurgical packages. You can find more details on Brymill cryosurgical equipment, here.

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