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Life Science Autoclaves

We provide a comprehensive range of Steelco autoclaves to suit any sized animal laboratory with sterilising clean aquatic tanks, cages and animal feed bottles.

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What types of life science autoclaves do we provide?

We can provide outstanding solutions to all facilities, including a range of life science autoclaves.

At Sychem, all solutions are driven by customer needs, and we can provide an array of small, medium and large capacity steam sterilisers for laboratory and life sciences applications.

Together with Steelco, we listen to our customers’ feedback, which has enabled us to provide a comprehensive range of solutions for improving the efficiency and working environment for animal technicians whilst enabling the cleanest possible conditions for their animals. All autoclaves are flexible and can be configured to single or double doors for pass-through installation. As well as this, doors can be configured to either sliding or hinged, with the technical area left or right-aligned. In addition, all autoclaves are manufactured with an AISI 316L stainless steel chamber, enabling a high-efficiency heat transfer and full jacket system for heat distribution.

How to decide on your life science autoclave?

When choosing a Steelco autoclave, there is plenty of factors for you to consider.


Do you require a small, medium or large-capacity steam steriliser, or a combination—if you are unsure, speak to our team. Chamber volumes range from 110-litres to 9070-litres.

What do you need to sterilise?

What type of product are you sterilising? For example, is this clean cages, CAT3 waste, liquids, carcasses etc.

Steam requirements

Have a think about how you are going to generate the steam? Do you have steam already or will you need the autoclave to generate its own?

VSL Medium Autoclave life science

ECO water saving options

Steelco sterilisers come with the option of reducing your water consumption to nearly zero (dependant on the model) with various water saving configurations.


We can tailor to your needs. Whether it is extras you need or cost-effective alternatives- we have the solution for you.


Steelco autoclaves can be configured to suit your facilities requirements. Whether it’s single/double door set-up (for pass-through installation), sliding/hinged or automatic/manual doors and technical areas left or right-aligned.

Our Life Sciences Autoclaves ranges

Discover our range of Steelco VS L Series autoclaves ranging from small to bulk capacity for life sciences and research applications.


Steelco VS L Small & Medium range Brochure

Steelco VS L Small & Medium range Brochure

Steelco VS L Bulk range Brochure

Steelco VS L Bulk range Brochure


What do our customers think of us?

5 stars

"The attention to detail from your team has certainly made this whole process less stressful. I want to thank all the team at Sychem, and I look forward to having our new equipment successfully installed. "

- Sychem Client

"Sychem always demonstrates professionalism and integrity when visiting client sites. With the ability to service other OEM equipment, this demonstrates a real value add to our clients and in a market where this is often hard to achieve."

- Sychem Client

"Sychem has been fantastic and always open to engagement and discussion. Personally, I have found Mitch to be one of the best contacts I have worked with at any supplier in my 10+ years working in procurement."

- Sychem Client
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