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Leachables: The Hidden Dangers of Plastic

  For most researchers, it’s hard to believe that the tubes and tips they use everyday could impact and even skew their experimental results. But recent reports show chemicals used to formulate everyday plastic labware can leach into liquid solutions – with profound consequences for some assays. Weighing in on these concerns, our own Peter […]

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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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We’ve Got “Clean” Down to a Science

When packaging volatile parenteral products, it is crucial that the container in which the products are being packaged is pristine. However, not everyone fully understands the lengthy and complicated processes a container must go through in order to be deemed “worthy”. Luckily, here at WHEATON, we have done our homework and know the ins and outs […]

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Podcast with Healthcare Packaging

  Wheaton recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jim Chrzan from “Healthcare Packaging” Publications to discuss some of the current trends in the pharmaceutical industry. Some topics covered include the move towards “ready-to-use” products, tighter regulations on counterfeit drugs, high recovery containers and delamination solutions like Wheaton’s new DualFusion Vials. To learn more, […]

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Having Issues with Protein Adsorbtion?

Protein adsorption, the nonspecific binding of protein molecules to solid surfaces, has always complicated the development as well as the commercialization of protein therapeutics. During research and development, proteins bind to different lab consumables such as microplates, storage tubes, pipette tips, and centrifuge tubes. During commercialization, proteins may bind to the primary container (glass or plastic vial) storing them. Fortunately, WHEATON has […]

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Azlon Products Now Available on WHEATON.com

We are delighted to bring the Azlon reusable, plastic labware range into the Wheaton Industries family. Azlon plastics cover an array of applications, providing all the essentials needed for today’s busy laboratory.  From standard laboratory plasticware to bespoke manufacturing solutions in a range of robust polymers, Azlon really is the A-Z of reusable plastic labware. […]

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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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