How Autoclave Sterilization Works & How We Save You Time & Money

Excedr’s autoclave program has numerous advantages:

  • Remove the upfront cost of buying equipment by leasing and enjoy the benefits of having manageable payments over time instead.
  • Payments may be 100% tax deductible*, which can lead to significant cash-savings.
  • Purchasing equipment outright is often significantly more expensive than leasing through us.
  • We offer worry-free repair coverage to keep your lab’s downtime to a minimum.
  • The administrative work associated with instrument procurement and maintenance is completed by us.
  • Saving money with our program enables labs to reinvest in their core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.).

*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.

Despite the variety in configurations, the Excedr lease program is able to procure all instrument types and can accommodate any model preferences your lab might have. Request an estimate today and see how leasing can discount your autoclaves’ price.

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An autoclave is a type of pressure chamber sterilization device that is used in a variety of industrial processes that require elevated pressures and temperatures. Autoclaves are also commonly used in laboratory and medical applications, as their abilities to sterilize are tremendously useful in those fields. Most autoclaves utilize high-pressure saturated steam to sterilize equipment, samples, and supplies by subjecting them to the steam for a period of time.

While autoclaves are widely used in the medical and research fields, those are not the only industries that rely on these machines. Industries including tattoo and piercing shops, veterinarians, funeral homes, dentistry, and more benefit from steam sterilization. .

Autoclave sterilization removes air from its internal chamber. This is due to air being a poor medium for sterilization. By using steam, a sterilization process that could take upward of two hours using air can be completed in just three minutes.

Methods, Benefits, & Sterilization System Costs

These systems allow researchers, medical professionals, industrial workers, and many others to keep their supplies and instruments safe and clean. There are several types of air removal methods used in autoclaves, and the main ones are as follows:

Vacuum Pumps
The vacuum pump method of air removal relies on sucking air or steam and air mixtures from the chamber. This is useful in situations where extraneous air pockets could be trapped in the load.

Steam Pulsing
This method relies on using steam pulses to dilute the air. This is done by pressurizing and then depressurizing the change to near atmospheric pressure.

Superatmospheric Cycles
This method relies on a vacuum pump that uses steam pulsing afterward. The number of pulses necessary will depend on the make, model, and chamber size.

Subatmospheric Cycles
Similar to superatmospheric cycles, this method involves a vacuum pump followed by steam pulsing.The chamber never exceeds atmospheric pressure until the autoclave temperature is achieved.

Downward Displacement/Gravity
This method is the simplest. Steam enters the chamber, filling the upper areas first because of relative density compared to the air. Air is gradually pushed to the bottom of the chamber and out through a drain, which also generally functions as an autoclave temperature sensor. This is done until the chamber reaches the required sterilization temperature.

Autoclave Devices
While autoclaves have numerous options regarding how the air is removed from the chamber, the system functions remain remarkably similar. Understanding the critical role autoclaves play in the medical and research industries is important for those looking to lease:

  • Research: It is important to note that many autoclaves used for medical functions are not particularly useful in research applications. This is because the more standard research-grade autoclaves place a premium on ease-of-use, efficiency, and flexibility, while medical autoclaves need a more direct focus on sterilization.
  • Medicine: The main focus for medical-grade autoclaves is to neutralize or remove all viruses, bacteria, fungi, and spores on equipment and instruments. This is due to the consistent need to use these items directly on humans, hence the emphasis on preventing contamination and infection.
  • Dental: A dental autoclave or a dental sterilizer, is a device that uses steam sterilization or dry heat sterilization to sanitize dental tools. Working in a human mouth can expose equipment to millions of germs that, if not properly cleaned, can lead to dangerous bacteria being passed on to patients.

Whatever features, make, or brand you need we can lease it to you. Your laboratory deserves the best devices for the research that needs to get done, and you deserve to save time and money. Don’t waste your money buying outright when enrolling in our rental program can save you money.

We Offer Steam Autoclave Leases to Fit Every Need

Operating Lease

This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.

Sale Leaseback

If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.

  • Consolidated Sterilizer Systems: “Single Door, Hinged Autoclave”, SSR-2A, SSR-3A, SR-24A, SR-26A, SR-24B, SR-24C, SSR-26B, SSR-28B, SR-24D, SR-24E, SR-24F, “Single Door, Vertical Sliding Autoclave”, 3AV, 26AV, 26BV, 26CV, “Double Door, Pass-Thru Autoclave”, PT-SSR-2A, PT-SSR-3A, PT-SR-24A, PT-SR-26A, PT-SR-24B, PT-SR-24C, PT-SR-26B, PT-SR-28B, PT-SR-24D, PT-SR-24E, PT-SR-24F, “Dual Chamber, Tower Autoclave”, SSR-2A, SSR-3A,
  • Systec: Systec V-Series, Systec VX, Systec VE, Systec VB, Systec D-Series, Systec DX, Systec DE, Systec DB, Systec H-Series , Systec HX, Systec H-Series 2D
  • Steris: AMSCO LS Series, 430LS, 630 LS, Finn-Aqua GLP, FINN-AQUA 77, FINN-AQUA 55, Finn-Aqua GMP, 6912-N-D-C-BPS-S7, 91515-N-D-C-BPS-AB, AMSCO LSS, LSS 91521, LSS 91821, LSS 92121, LSS 121821, LSS 122121, LSS 152121, LSS 182121, AMSCO LS Series, AMSCO 110LS, AMSCO 250LS, AMSCO C-Series, C Series 16c, C Series 20C, C Series 16CS, C Series 20CS
  • Tuttnauer: T-Max Narrow Autoclaves, T-Max 2, T-Max 4, T-Max 6, T-Max 8, T-Max 10, T-Max 12L, T-Max Large Capacity Autoclave, T-Max 12, T-Max 15, 44 and 55 Sterilizer Series, 4472, 4496, 5596, 55120, 6690, 66120, 6671130, 6671162, 69 Series Large Sterilizer, 6990, 69120, 69150, 69180, GS-Line, 50125GS-1A, 50125GS-2A, 5075GS-1A, 5075GS-2A, Elara 9D, Elara 9i, Elara 11D-High Speed Sterilization, Elara 11i, D-Line E, 3850E, 3870E, D-Line EK, 2340EK, 2840EK, D-Line EA, 3850EA, 3870EA, D-Line EKA, 2340EKA, 2840EKA, E Series, 2340E, 2540E, 3140E, 3850E, 3870E, EK Series, 2340EK, 2540EK, EA Series, 2340EA, 2540EA, 38050EA, 3870EA, EKA Series, 2340EKA, 2540EKA, M Series, 2340M, 2540M, 3140M, 3850M, 3870M, MK Series, 1730MK, 2340MK, 2540MK, 2540MKA, 3870HSG D-Line, 3870HSG-WS, 3870HSG-D, 5075HSG D-Line, 5075HSG-D, 5075HSG-WS, 5075HSG-BH, 364853, 364860, 364872, 3648144, EL-D Line, 2840EL, 2840EL, 3850EL, 3870EL, EL- Fully Automatic, 2540EL, 3150EL, 3850EL, 3870EL, ML, 2540ML, 3850ML, 3870ML, ELV-D Line, 2840ELV, 3840ELV, 3850ELV, 3870ELV, ELV, 2540ELV, 3150ELV, 3170ELV, 3850ELV, 3870ELV, MLV, 2540MLV, 3850MLV, 3870MLV, Tiva 500 Lab, Tiva 600 Lab, Tiva 610 Lab, BSL3, BSL4, 667130, 428686, 366260, 358686, 498686, 728686
  • Yamato: YYK500, SM Series, SM201, SM210, SM301, SM311, SM501, SM511, SM520. SM530, SM820, SM830, ST Series, ST201, 241105, ST301, 241106, ST501, 241107, ST511, 241108, SK Series, SK101C, SK111C, SN Series, SN200, 241005, SN210, 241054, SN300, 241006, SN310, 241055, SN500, 241007, SN510, 241056, SQ500, 241008, SQ510, 240157, SQ810C
  • Benchmark: BioClave Research Sterilizers, BioClave Mini, B4000-M, B4000-M-E, Bioclave 16, Bioclave 28, B4000-16, B4000-16-EWard’s Science
  • Ward’s Science: FDA Approved Top Loading Autoclave, 470218-624, 470218-622, FDA Approved Front Loading Autoclave, 470218-626, 470218-628
  • PHC Corporation of North America: MLS-3020U, MLS3781L, MLS-3751L
  • Market Forge: Analog Sterilimatic Sterilizer, STM-E, STM-EL, STM-EX, STM-ELX, Digital Sterilimatic Sterilizer, STM-ED, STM-EDX
  • Revolutionary Science: Saniclave Autoclave, Saniclave RS-SC-200 P, Saniclave RS-SC-200-220V, Saniclave RS-SC-250, Saniclave RS-SC-102, Saniclave RS-SC-50
  • Revolutionary Science: Saniclave Autoclave, Saniclave RS-SC-200 P, Saniclave RS-SC-200-220V, Saniclave RS-SC-250, Saniclave RS-SC-102, Saniclave RS-SC-50
  • Amerex Instruments: HVE-50, HV-Series, HV-25, HV-50, HV-85, HV-110, HVA-Series, HVA-85, HVA-110, HG-Series, HG-50, HG-80, HG-113, HG-133, HGS-113, HGS-133, HA-300MW, HRG-112, HGR-140, HGD-113, HGD-133, HVP-50, HRH-110, HA-300MD
  • Telstar: Steam Sterilization Autoclaves, 6612V, 6617V, 8812V, 8817V, 81012H, 81017H, 101212H, 101217H, 101512H, 101517H, 101520H, 122112H, 122117H, 122120H
  • Priorclave North America: Top Loading/Vertical, PNA/QCS/C60m, PNA/QCS/EV100, PNA/QCS/EV150, Front Loading, PNA/QCS/EH100, PNA/QCS/EH150, PNA/QCS/EH200, PNA/QCS/EH320, PS/QCS/EH150STK, Benchtop, PNA/QCS/C40, PNA/QCS/H60, Double-Door/Pass-Through, PNA/QCS/EH150D, PNA/QCS/EH200D, PNA/QCS/EH320D
  • and more!


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Effect on Credit & Operating Capital

Leasing/renting does not hinder your future borrowing ability and allows you to keep your business credit line open for expansions, staffing, and other operational expenses. Additionally, it strengthens the cash flow of your business and keeps cash reserves free for business development opportunities.

Used Equipment

Unlike traditional financing and leasing companies, the Excedr program can accommodate refurbished / reconditioned equipment in addition to demo units. If you are looking for additional cost-savings, we recommend considering this option.

Speed of Approval

Excedr’s program allows you to respond quickly as your need for equipment and technology arises. You can be approved with minimal documentation and have the equipment you need in operation and generating revenue for your business quickly.


Let us assist you with your autoclave or ultra-low temperature freezer leaseback needs. Contact us either at +1(510) 982-6552 or fill out our contact form above and we can go over your particular needs in depth.