Bioclave Research Autoclaves | Autoclave | Sterlizers

Benchmark Scientific Bioclave Research Autoclaves

Bioclave Research Autoclaves

Despite the space-saving exterior dimensions of the Bioclaves, the stainless steel chambers are surprisingly large, accommodating a variety of liquids, media, instruments, glassware, plasticware and other common research laboratory items. Available in 8L, 16L and 28L chamber volumes, these benchtop models include a mechanical and electrical safety interlock that prevents the door from being opened until the pressure has reached zero PSI.

With a large digital LCD display and fully automatic operation, all segments of the cycle (fill, sterilize, exhaust and dry) commence and run to completion by simply pressing the start button. An optional thermal mini-printer is also available for providing a record of sterilization parameters and a USB drive can be used to record settings and transfer them to a PC.

The 8 liter BioClave Mini is preprogrammed to meet basic sterilization needs. Temperature can be selected at either 121°C or 134°C, and the sterilization time is fully adjustable. The economical BioClave Mini is the ideal choice wherever benchtop sterilization is required and space is limited.

BioClave 16L and 28L Models offer preset cycle options (standard programs), for use with liquids, wrapped research instruments or unwrapped instruments/plasticware. An additional option “Dry Only” is also available for additional drying time to be added to the end of a cycle. For special applications, requiring variations in cycle parameters, all settings are fully adjustable.

The Bioclave 28L features an increased chamber size with a diameter of 32cm. With this larger internal chamber, the BioClave 28 is our only model capable of sterilizing 1 and 2 liters flasks (and bottles). Despite the increased chamber size, the unit is still relatively compact, suitable for benchtop use.

Benchmark Bioclave Autoclave for Research - 28L model


  • Designed specifically for the sterilization of laboratory research tools
  • Fully automatic operation – just press start
  • Built in water tank – no external connection needed
  • 8L, 16L and 28L* models
  • All models small enough for benchtop use

*28L model available only for 220V electrical outlets.

Bottle/Flask Capacity


Chamber Volume: 8L/16L/28L
Max. Pressure 8L/16L/28L: 29 PSI (2 Bar) / 29PSI (2 bar) / 30.5 PSI (2 Bar)
Chamber Dims. 8L 6.7 x 12.5in. (9 x 13.75cm)
Chamber Dims. 16L 12.6 x 16.4in (17 x 31cm)
Chamber Dims. 28L: 23 x 35in. (32 x 41.5cm)
Exterior Dims. 8L 20 x 13.5 x 12.9in (22 x 17.5 x 15.7cm)
Exterior Dims. 16L 25 x 25 x 22in (51 x 34 x 33cm)
Exterior Dims. 28L: 56 x 44.5 x 40in (63.5 x 63.5 x 55.9cm)
Weight 8L/16L/28L: 74 lbs (33 kg) / 89 lbs. (40 kg) / 209 lbs (95 kg)
Electrical 8L/16L 115 or 230V 50-60Hz
Electrical 28L: 230V ONLY (accepts 208 to 240V) 50-60Hz
Power 8L/ 16L/28L: 950W / 1600W / 2300W
Warranty: 1 year


Ordering Information

Part number: NEB-B4000-M (BioClave Mini)/NEB-B4000-16  (BioClave 16)/NEB-B4000-28-220 (BioClave 28, 220V)
Typically ships 7-10 business days upon receipt of an order
Ships from New Jersey
One year warranty
Benchmark return policy here


Bioclave user manual: here
Bioclave product flyer: here
On sale

Vendor Benchmark Scientific
Type UV Sterilizer
Collections Sterilizers

Have a question about this product?