News | January 22, 2010

Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Industries First Pre-Cleaned Chromatography Vials

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, recently introduced the new National Scientific Mass Spec Certified Vials, which are cleaned and tested as standard. These low-particulate chromatography vials are cleaned in a GMP compliant, fully-validated clean room environment to minimize the occurrence of any contamination. Each lot is tested for particle counts, as well as LC/MS and GC/MS background to provide a consistently high performance from every vial. In addition, the packaging is also pre-cleaned to ensure product integrity, making National Scientific Mass Spec Certified Vials ideal for a wide range of highly sensitive chromatography applications.

Manufactured from inert, pure and chemically stable glass, the Mass Spec Certified Vials are produced under strict quality control protocols for uniformity. Each vial undergoes the in-process verification of 13 critical physical characteristics, thus ensuring a reproducible performance is obtained with every use. After each vial has been processed and tested, it is immediately packaged into pre-cleaned, inert vial trays. Ultra-high purity bonded PTFE/silicone closures are packaged in airtight, re-sealable containers to further reduce the possibility of contamination.

As a result of the increased use of fine porosity HPLC columns and GC techniques requiring direct on-column injection, National Scientific Mass Spec Certified Vials provide an unrivalled

National Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With 2008 revenues of $10.5 billion, we have more than 34,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike.

About National Scientific
National Scientific is a manufacturer of an ever-expanding line of chromatography consumable products, with facilities in both the United States and United Kingdom. We serve customers in laboratories around the world.

SOURCE: Thermo Scientific Brand Products, Part of Thermo Fisher