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Tips from the Glass Room: All About Vials

Vials are small glass or plastic bottles used for storage.  Depending on supplier they can be made of amber or clear glass, plastic, with or without markings and in various configurations of features and sizes. Vials can be used for media, diagnostic, storage, display and sample collection applications.  There are different mouth and cap styles to accommodate […]

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Why is Particulate Cleaning So Important?

  As the number of injectable drugs given to patients each year increases, so does the concern about potential particulate matter that can be found in the drug.  Particulate matter in injections is defined as extraneous, mobile, undissolved particles, unintentionally present in the end product (2).  These contaminants can come from several sources such as […]

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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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Why is Pipette Calibration Important?

Pipette calibration is important for good laboratory practice and is a vital part of any lab regime where precise volumes of fluid need transferring or diluting. Routine calibration produces higher quality results and saves money on reagents. Pipettes typically wear down or break 0.1-1.0% over each year, even with normal usage. Worn pipettes are outcomes […]

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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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The Benefits of Safety Coated Bottles

Laboratory accidents happen. Unfortunately, glass is one of the most common materials susceptible to breaking, and is used in every laboratory. Considering the vast amount of hazardous materials handled in laboratories today, there is a significant health and safety risk associated with broken laboratory containers and glassware. While broken glass presents some very serious dangers, […]

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What Is A Clean Room And What Are They Used For?

  Pharmaceutical packaging stores thousands of different medications and solutions each year. Some of these products are extremely volatile and sensitive to contamination, so they must be placed into the cleanest packages possible. To ensure this cleanliness, these packaging products are assembled and packed in clean rooms. Clean rooms are certified by the International Standards […]

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How To Protect Products from Light: Colored Glass

  Glass comes in a variety of colors, from clear glass windows to amber beer bottles. Colored glass is important because it protects its contents from the damaging effects of light. The harmful types of light are primarily light with wavelengths from 290 to 450nm. Blocking these specific wavelengths prevents the contents of a container […]

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