Accession Number : ADD000489

Title :   A Closed System Autoclave.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sharrow,Barry

Report Date : 06 Aug 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The invention disclosed in this application is a closed sterilization system for sterilization of surgical instruments and includes the unique combination of a sealable chamber for sterilizing instruments, a closed system for providing a water substitute for providing heat to the surgical instruments to be sterilized and a recovery system for reusing the water substitute. In one successful embodiment of the invention the water substitute is FC-75, a perfluorocarbon having a boiling point of 216F.

Descriptors :   *Autoclaves, Sterilization, Surgical instruments, Equipment, Patents

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE