Wheaton is More Than Glass

Wheaton’s admiration for those individuals who devote their lives to science provides the motivation to offer the best customer service and the most dependable products in the industry. The main focus of our 125+ year old company is to design and deliver today’s most innovative solutions for those who are actively pursuing laboratory research. Wheaton […]

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PET vs. PETG: What is the difference?

What’s the difference between PET and PETG plastics? While the acronyms look almost identical with only one letter differentiating the two, their separate chemical properties and laboratory uses truly set these two plastics apart. PET, or ‘polyethylene terephthalate’, is a combination of two monomers. PETG is of the same chemical composition as PET but with […]

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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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