Since 1925, Tuttnauer has positioned themselves at the front of the infection control market, creating sterilizers and autoclaves backed by more than 90 years of customer satisfaction. From fully automatic to manual sterilizers, floor and pit mounted to tabletop models, Tuttnauer products can be found in more than 140 countries worldwide.
The process of sterilization dates back to Egyptian times when, around 3,000 BC tar, resins, and aromatics were widely used during the embalming process to preserve dead bodies carefully. These ancient remedies were so effective that many of these mummies are still intact today. However, it was not until Hungarian obstetrician Ignaz Semmelweis advocated hand washing and fingernail scrubbing in medicine that modern medical and dental sterilization processes began to be widely accepted. By 1862 when French chemist Louis Pasteur discovered that germs cause disease, the idea that bacteria was detrimental to the medical process had already been brewing around the world.
The modern autoclave sterilizer has technological roots in Charles Chamberland’s pressure steam sterilizer, first created in 1876. Still, it was not until the early 1900s that steam sterilization was considered preferable over simply boiling instruments.
Today, Tuttnauer’s prime objective is to increase the effectiveness of the sterilization process through the use of both steam and chemical and biological cleaners. They have earned the reputation as the worldwide Standards and Quality expert and continuously seek to build sterilizers that take into account all issues and concerns facing the medical and dental community. In addition to their EZ series of automatic Autoclaves, Tuttnauer also offers manual autoclaves as well as pre- and post-vacuum sterilizers. Available in new and refurbished models, each Tuttnauer autoclave is thoroughly inspected, calibrated and ready to use right out of the box.