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Benchmark Bioclave Autoclaves


1 year warranty

BioClave Mini [RA-8L]
BioClave 16 [RA-16L]
BioClave 28 [RA-28L-220]
Chamber Volume
Max. Pressure
29 PSI | 2 Bar
29 PSI | 2 Bar
30.5 PSI / 2 Bar
Chamber Diameter
6.7 x 12.5 in. / 17 x 31 cm
9 x 13.75 in. / 23 x 35 cm
12.6 x 16.4 in. / 32 x 41.7 cm
Tray Dims.
4.75 x 9.75 in / 12 x 24.8 cm
6.5 x 10.75 in / 16.5 x 27 cm
Dimensions [in]
20 x 13.5 x 12.9 in
22 x 17.5 x 15.7 in
25 x 25 x 22 in
Dimensions [cm]
51 x 34 x 33 cm
56 x 44.5 x 40 cm
63.5 x 63.5 x 55.9 cm
74 lbs (33kg)
89 lbs (40kg)
209 lbs (95kg)
115 or 230V, 50-60Hz
230V ONLY (accepts 208 to 240V), 50-60 Hz
1 year
1 year
1 year

Benchmark BioClave™ Research Autoclaves

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

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 8 L, 16 L and 28 L 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 16 L and 28 L 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 28 L features an increased chamber size with a diameter of 32 cm. 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.


5.7 Liters
SKU Number Vol Style Voltage Web Price Quantity Add to Cart
RA-16L 16 L Steam Sterilizer 115 V
RA-28L-220 28 L Steam Sterilizer 220 V
RA-8L 8 L Steam Sterilizer 115 V
RA-PAPER N/A Paper for BioClave Printer, 3 Rolls N/A
RA-PRINT N/A Printer for BioClave Series N/A
BioClave Series
Benchmark Bioclave Autoclaves
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