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- Luer kits contain many plastic parts made of a variety of materials, and some of those plastics may be autoclaved. This table shows the materials used in each of our kits and whether or not the plastic parts are autoclavable.
Yes (Do not autoclave the tubing. It's polyurethane.)
Some pieces are autoclavable
More Information on Sterilizing Plastic Pieces
Refer to our blog article to see which types of plastics may be sterilized and the appropriate methods for sterilization.
- WPI’s extracellular amplifiers are well known as a standard of the industry for extracellular potential amplification.
- The camera you choose for your microscopy will depend largely on the type of image you would like to capture, video or still. Additionally, three types of cameras are available, and two are suitable for microscopy work. These include television (direct video), computer capture and commercial cameras. Let us help you choose the camera for your microscope application.
- We offer a large array of syringe pumps for all your fluid handling applications, which include syringe infusion pumps, infusion/withdraw pumps and programmable syringe pumps.
Aladdin Pumps are programmable syringe pumps.
Legato Pumps are the SPLG pumps with a large touch screen color display lets you see all of the pump's operating parameters to ensure proper operation during the experiments.
SP Syringe Pumps are micro-processor controlled for applications requiring high metering precision at low, pulse-free rates. All the SP series pumps are accurate to <1% error with a reproducibility rate of ±0.1%.
See the SP Syringe Pump Comparison Chart.
- Fine surgical instruments are too valuable not to protect. WPI’s sterilization trays and wire baskets are designed for handling, washing, sterilizing and storing surgical instruments and other small components. With top quality structural integrity, these instrument trays and baskets for sterilization are ideal for the handling and storage of all standard microdissection and surgical instruments. Safely stow your surgical instruments in WPI sterilization baskets for use in an autoclave with steam or dry heat, or use them for immersion in chemical sterilants.
The perforated stainless steel baskets have full wall perforation to protect sharp instruments' edges and tips from damage. Rather than woven wire, the perforated stainless steel baskets have rounded corners and flat walls with 2.0 mm holes. These smooth baskets have hinged lids and latches.
WPI sterilization trays are sold without lids.
A variety of specialized sterilization baskets are also available for endoscopic equipment and arthroscopes.
Some baskets may also be customizable. Ask for details.
WPI's stainless steel sterilization baskets can be used in various industries, such as the beverage, food and dairy industries; pharmaceutical and laboratory applications; aerospace manufacturing and custom manufacturing applications.
Benefits of stainless steel sterilization baskets
Because stainless steel baskets do not absorb contaminants like plastic baskets do, they are an excellent choice for sterilization procedures.
Stainless steel tolerates extremely high temperature without damage, which is necessary when autoclaving.
Stainless steel is very durable and much stronger than other materials, and chemicals will not wear down the material.
It's the sustainable choice, because stainless steel is easy to reuse and recycle.
- Surgical tweezer, forceps, needle pullers – here's some information on selecting the proper forceps for your application.
Choosing Surgical Forceps
Surgical forceps may be broadly divided into two categories, thumb forceps (frequently called surgical tweezers or pinning forceps) and ring forceps (also called hemostats, hemostatic forceps and locking forceps).
Thumb forceps are spring forceps used by compression between your thumb and forefinger and are used for grasping, holding or manipulating body tissue. They are non-ratchet style. For example, you could use thumb forceps to hold or move tissue during surgery or to move dressings.
Hemostatic forceps are hinged forceps that look more like scissors. Hinged forceps may come with or without a "lock" for clamping.
Thumb forceps are available with a variety of tips. The tips may be flat, serrated, cupped, ringed, grooved, diamond dusted or have teeth. The tips may also be straight, curved or angled. See the images below. Serrated tweezers (thumb forceps) are designed for use with tissues. The serrations or teeth actually cause less damage than flat forceps, because it requires less pressure to maintain a firm grip. Use smooth or cross-hatched forceps for removing sutures, moving dressing or other drapes.
Commonly used thumb forceps include Adson forceps, Iris forceps and Foester forceps.
Locking forceps may be called clamps and are used to securely hold tissue. When they are used to control blood flow, they are called hemostats. When used to grasp and manipulate needles, they are called needle holders.
Spring scissors are uniquely designed for ambidextrous use. The action on these surgical scissors allows you to pinch the two blades together. The way they fit into your hand offers great visibility and incredible control.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when selecting spring scissors:
May be used with either left hand or right hand
Designed for neurosurgical, vascular and microsurgical uses
Cuts by shearing, reduces crushing of tissue
Fine tips are ideal for use in very restricted spaces
Curved tips are useful to avoid cutting of underlying tissue
Heavier blades are helpful when a thick tissue or vessel is to be cut
Length of the scissor tips can help with the depth of the incision:
Shorter tips for near-to-surface incision
Longer tips for deep incision
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