4 Ways Technology Improves Patient Care in Hospitals & ASCs

Written by: Arthur Trapotsis

When you think about patient care, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s a team of doctors coming up with a course of treatment or a clinician providing emotional support for patients. While treatment plans and a warm bedside manner are both important, patient care encompasses much more. Today, technology plays an important part in providing […]


Medical Device Sterilization: 4 Alternatives to Ethylene Oxide

Written by: Arthur Trapotsis

With thanks to Emily Lorcheim of ClorDiSys Solutions for her contributions. Ethylene Oxide (EtO) is the man-made chemical that’s responsible for sterilizing roughly half of the medical equipment used in the U.S. today. The popularity of EtO as a sterilizing agent stems from its versatility — it’s compatible with a wide range of materials, highly […]

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Autoclaves for Orthopedic Surgery: Best Practices to Follow

Written by: Arthur Trapotsis

In order to ensure patient safety and achieve successful surgical outcomes, orthopedic surgery centers (OSCs) need to sterilize all equipment — including implants — before use. As demand for total joint surgeries and outpatient procedures increases, so, too, does the total volume of implants, instruments, and other equipment that requires processing. Steam sterilization is one […]

Autoclaving Liquids: Ensure Sterility, Avoid the Burn

Written by: Scott Mechler

There are a number of concepts to be aware of when autoclaving liquid loads. We’ve covered the basics of liquid sterilization in this previous post, as well as challenges related to liquid boil-over. Many labs still struggle to achieve the correct balance between reliable sterility and damage to their products when it comes to liquid […]

CSS’ New Healthcare Autoclaves Are Full of Exciting Features

Written by: Scott Mechler

As of August 2, 2022, Consolidated Sterilizer Systems’ new line of healthcare steam sterilizers have received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration — and we couldn’t be more excited. Designed and manufactured specifically for use in healthcare facilities, including hospital and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), our healthcare autoclaves (Consolidated HC Steam Sterilizer models […]

Autoclaves for Mushroom Cultivation

Written by: Scott Mechler

For mushroom growers, contamination from trichoderma, bacteria, mold, and more all pose a risk to your crop. Some of the leading causes of contamination are airborne contaminants and contamination from incorrectly sterilized or improperly pasteurized tools, substrates, and/or cultivators. One of the most effective ways for mycologists to avoid mushroom contamination is to establish a […]

Sterilization in the Cannabis Industry

Written by: Dan Butler

Public perception of cannabis has dramatically changed over the past decade, with two-thirds of Americans now in favor of legalization, and an entire industry has sprung up around. In fact, Grandview Research valued the global legal cannabis market at $13.2 billion USD in 2021, with a projected compound annual growth rate of 25.5% from 2022 […]

Consolidated Slated to Enter Healthcare Market

Written by: CSS Marketing Team

UPDATE: August 2, 2022 — Consolidated Sterilizer Systems’ new line of healthcare sterilizers have received official FDA clearance. July 20, 2022 (BILLERICA, MASS.) – Consolidated Sterilizer Systems is excited to announce its official venture into the healthcare sterilizer market with three new, FDA-cleared steam sterilizers. These autoclaves will be used in healthcare facilities such as […]

Take a Look Inside Consolidated’s Wellness Program

Written by: CSS Marketing Team

Workplace wellness programs: Are they worth the hype? If we look at the data, all signs point to “yes.” Research shows that of employees who participate in their company’s wellness program: 83% enjoy their work more, 84% are likely to recommend their workplace to colleagues, 91% are less likely to leave, and 84% are more […]