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Choosing the Right Plastic Material for Your Application

  If you are considering packaging your product in plastic it is critical to fully understand the chemical characteristics of the material so it is suitable for your application.  The three more common plastics are high-density polyethylene, low-density polyethylene and polypropylene.  Our newly released infographic compares the most important chemical properties that should be taken […]

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What do Horseshoe Crabs have to do with the Pharmaceutical Industry?

  Understanding Limulus Amebocyte Lysate: In 1977, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) for detecting bacterial endotoxins in pharmaceutical products.  Specifically, LAL is an aqueous extract of blood cells from horseshoe crabs which when reacting with bacterial endotoxins forms a gel-clot.  Bacterial endotoxins are strongly regulated and […]

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Contamination-Free Homeopathy Dispensing Case Study

  With our NEW range of glass dropper bottles you can now eliminate nano-particles from showing up in the end product.  Click on the link below to download our new case study on contamination-free homeopathy dispensing and please feel free to reach out to us for any of your packaging needs. http://go.wheaton.com/l/63412/2016-06-06/2hxyvg/63412/91411/Glass_Dropper_Bottles_Case_Study.pdf    

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Key Elements to Consider when Packaging Parenteral Products Webinar

Particulate cleaning, depyrogenation and sterilization are critical processes pharmaceutical packaging components undergo when utilized for injectable drugs.  USP <788> “Particulate Matter in Injections”, USP <85> “Bacterial Endotoxins Test” and USP <71> “Sterility Test” are common standards established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for finished injectable […]

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Learn How Software Advances Help WHEATON Become a Premier Solution Provider

  Capturing live data within the scientific industry is critical for accurate and timely decision making. Tableau, an interactive data visualization software, is now an essential tool implemented at WHEATON Industries allowing us to reach our goal of becoming a top solution provider within the life science market.  At WHEATON we are well known for critical services such as depyrogenation, […]

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Why Bar Code Pharmaceutical Samples?

A bar code is an optical machine-readable representation of data relating to the object to which it is attached.  The code uses a sequence of vertical bars and spaces to represent numbers and other symbols.  A bar code symbol typically consists of five parts: a quiet zone, a start character, data characters (including an optional […]

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Why Depyrogenate Pharmaceutical Packaging Components?

  Packaging components used in pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices are scrupulously cleaned before use to ensure patient safety. Regulators expect drug manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with federal requirements intended to assure clean, sterile and safe drug products enter the medical marketplace. Depyrogenation, the reduction of bacterial endotoxin, is critical in preparing packaging components for […]

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Blood Testing Made Easy

Rapid and Reliable Testing with WHEATON Dropping Bottle and Extended Dropping Assembly An aliquot of blood is collected with a glass pipette and dispensed into a collection plate or well plate. An aliquot of assay buffer is then dispensed by a plastic dropping bottle and mixed with the blood sample. In most cases, a Wheaton (LDPE) dropping bottle […]

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How to Reduce the Amount of Pyrogenic Substances in Your Packaging Components

Do you know how to reduce the amount of pyrogenic substances in your packaging components?  Our Global Market Manager, Jeffrey Reid, can help you in our new white paper! Packaging components used in pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices are scrupulously cleaned before use to ensure patient safety.  Regulators expect drug manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with […]

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