Manage episode 269121201 series 2727534
250 degrees Fahrenheit. 121 degrees Celsius. This is the temperature at which surgical equipment is sterilized. Pressured steam envelops each and every instrument cleansing them of impurities and killing microbes. This whole process is vital to the practice of safe surgery and is done in the confines of an autoclave. In order to create these temperatures and the resulting steam, the autoclave machine needs power - and lots of it. So what happens when the power goes out? Or what happens when the generator runs out of gas? No power, no heat. No heat, no surgery. Join us as we talk with Andrew from Noor Medical about their new “Hyrbiclave” which enables surgeons and technicians to sterilize medical equipment even in areas of unstable electrical supply by harnessing the power of the sun, thermal heat, or traditional electricity.