Sterilisation of medical equipment in LMIC environments is a major challenge, particularly in more rural locations because of an absence of affordable, serviceable, easily usable equipment and an often unreliable – or non-existent – electricity supply. See below just two of our many solutions.
"At any healthcare facility no matter how big or small, sterilisation services should be an absolute priority. The consequences of not doing this can lead to very significant increases in morbidity and mortality.”
- Tim Beacon, CEO, Medical Aid International
“Cleaning and sterilising are now effective. EcoClave has greatly impacted on infection control in a way that instruments and dressing packs are sterile and the procedures are done without any fear of infection since there are no assumptions.”
- Rural Clinic, Africa
Using our experience we came up with a solution… the EcoClave™ which can be used in areas where there is no or unreliable electricity. This autoclave uses wood very effectively and is the revolutionary answer to this problem. Complete sterilisation cycles are guaranteed in environments where there is no electricity or its supply is erratic. Its unique design means it uses the fuel and heat very efficiently, so that the sterilising temperature in the autoclave is rapidly reached (approximately 20 minutes first cycle, 3 minutes, second) and is easily maintained throughout its duration. Its large capacity means full general surgical sets can be sterilised.
Big Bertha Autoclave
Designed for use by the US Military they are self-contained extremely robust and simple with no electrical circuit boards inside. Perfect for our work where reliable sterilisation is so very important. They can be easily transported with the ends folding down to form a stand. They work on single and three phase electricity. They are front loading and are 112lts in size with multiple shelf options.
They sterilise and dry wrapped and unwrapped dressings, instruments, utensils, glassware, gloves, syringes, bed pans and liquids
Sterilisation for LMICs
Learn more about sterilisation for the LMIC environment here by watching the video from our online Biomedical Engineering programme.
The full Biomedical Engineering Course has 70+ Videos and a comprehensive professional tool kit included in the course fee. To find out more about the course, click here.
The MAI EcoClave™ Brochure
The Big Bertha Autoclave Brochure
Working on a daily basis in low resource environments we recognised the urgent need for a versatile, rugged manual operating table that delivers in all area of surgical care.
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