News from Wheaton

March 6, 2017
DURAN GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW CORPORATE IDENTITY AT PITTCON CREATING LEADING GLOBAL PROVIDER OF LABORATORY GLASSWARE FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY
Millville, NJ –DURAN GROUP is pleased to announce that following our acquisition of WHEATON Industries and subsequent merger with a Kimble Chase, we have now successfully achieved the integration of these three industry-leading brands into a single, unified international brand, DURAN WHEATON KIMBLE. The creation of this strong new brand brings together, under one global umbrella, the rich traditions, renowned quality, and complementary product portfolios of these three successful companies. This allows us to provide our customers with a unique and complete range of premium, purpose-built glass products as well as plastic products and fused material-based containers.
July 31, 2016
THE NEW DualFUSION VIAL IS FIRST VIAL THAT COMBINES THE BENEFITS OF A STRONG, PROTECTIVE PLASTIC OUTER LAYER AND THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE BARRIER PROPERTIES OF AN INNER SILICA LAYER
Millville, NJ – WHEATON® announces the launch of its new DualFUSION Vial that combines the best properties of both plastic and glass into one container. Using Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) Technology, an organosilicate protective layer is fused with a silica-like (SiO2 barrier) layer that is fused to a Cyclic Olefin Polymer (COP) shell to form a robust covalently bonded material.
April 26, 2016
WHEATON TO PRESENT EDUCATIONAL SESSION ON PARENTERAL DRUG PACKAGING AT INTERPHEX 2016
Millville, NJ – WHEATON® announces that Global Market Manager Jeffrey Reid will present the education session “Key Elements to Consider when Packaging Parenteral Products” on Tuesday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m. during INTERPHEX 2016 at the Javits Center in New York. The session will provide attendees with the information necessary to understand the specific USP standards and testing methods necessary to meet good manufacturing practices and to ensure the packaging is compliant with current Food and Drug Administration regulations.
March 3, 2016
WHEATON TO CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF MICROLITER PRODUCTS AT PITTCON
Millville, NJ – WHEATON® announces that it will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the MicroLiter product line on March 8 during Pittcon at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. As part of the celebration, the company will give away selfie sticks to its visitors at Booth 2357, ask them to take a “selfie” with the MicroLiter product line and then post the picture to social media using #microliter, to be entered in a drawing to win an iPad.
January 21, 2016
WHEATON’S NEW AntiBIND™ MICROPLATES VIRTUALLY ELIMINATE NON SPECIFIC PROTEIN BINDING, INCREASING SAMPLE RECOVERY AND IMPROVING THE ACCURACY OF TEST RESULTS
Millville, NJ – WHEATON® announces the launch of its new AntiBIND microplate product line that significantly reduces protein binding and adsorption, factors that until now could significantly hamper researchers working with rare proteins. The AntiBIND line of products employs a newly patented technology that changes the surface of polypropylene plates from hydrophobic to hydrophilic, resulting in protein recovery increases of as much as 100 percent compared with competitive low binding plates.
September 15, 2015
WHEATON Acquired by One Equity Partners
MILLVILLE, N.J. WHEATON, a premium provider of laboratory glassware and consumables, announced today it has been acquired by Duran Group, a portfolio company of funds advised by One Equity Partners Capital Advisors L.P. (OEP). The transaction brings together two well-known and respected brands with strong reputations for quality and innovations serving the life science and healthcare markets, each with track records extending back to their founding more than 100 years ago. Since then the products of WHEATON and DURAN have become leading brands globally in the lab consumable sector.
September 15, 2015
One Equity Partners (OEP) acquired Wheaton Industries, Inc.
FRANKFORT, Germany -- Duran Group, a portfolio company of funds advised by OEP Capital Advisors, L.P. (“OEP”) has acquired Wheaton Industries, Inc. (“Wheaton”) from Incline Equity Partners. A definitive Stock Purchase Agreement (SPA) was previously signed and the transaction closed yesterday after all closing conditions and required filings were satisfied.
July 7, 2015
Wheaton to Commercialize Breakthrough Technology Providing Plastic Components with Pure Glass Interiors
MILLVILLE,N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE) WHEATON® announced that it will begin offering an innovative, breakthrough technology that allows for the manufacture of plastic exterior components with complete interior coverage of pure glass.
April 17, 2015
Wheaton White Paper: High Recovery Vials Show Proven Materials Savings
MILVILLE, NJ – A new white paper from WHEATON®, available at INTERPHEX Booth 1412 April 21-23 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, proves that the use of its High Recovery Vials (HRVs) provides a 99 percent reduction in residual waste compared with traditional flat bottom vials.
March 5, 2015
WHEATON® Highlights Value-Added MicroLiter Chromatography Products and Services at Pittcon 2015
Millville, NJ – WHEATON® today reported that it chose the upcoming 2015 Pittcon Conference & Expo as the forum to highlight its newest initiatives in support of the chromatography community. The company will highlight several recent initiatives to better serve its growing chromatography customer base at Pittcon. First, Wheaton is introducing easily downloadable certificates that verify the cleanliness and dimensional consistency of the company’s MicroLiter Certified Vials, which further enhance the only vials available that are certified as 10K processed. Further, the company is investing in additional chromatography-focused educational and consulting resources, including White Papers offering practical solutions to common issues, the hiring of field-based Chromatography Specialists and establishment of the Chromatography World portal.
February 9, 2015
WHEATON® to Highlight Its Purpose-Built Solutions for the Global Pharmaceutical Industry at PharmaPack Europe 2015
Paris, France and Millville, NJ – WHEATON® today cited its growing role as a supplier of high quality, purpose-built packaging solutions for the global pharmaceutical industry as it prepares for its debut participation in PharmaPack Europe 2015.
October 30, 2014
WHEATON® Highlights Unique Products at AAPS 2014 Providing Purpose-Built Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Millville, NJ – WHEATON® today highlighted several product lines designed to address specific needs of pharmaceutical industry customers that will be featured at the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting. They include WHEATON’s High Recovery Vials, which are uniquely designed to reduce waste and enable easy retrieval of high value liquids without the need to overfill. The company is also highlighting its new line of DURAN® PURE glass containers, which are validation ready and notable for their highly consistent, technically reproducible and extremely durable properties. WHEATON is now the exclusive U.S. distributor of DURAN PURE products.
October 14, 2014
WHEATON® LAUNCHES CHROMATOGRAPHY WORLD
Millville, NJ – WHEATON® today announced the launch of Chromatography World, a new online resource designed to educate, inform and entertain users of chromatography, a widely-used set of technologies to separate out the individual components of complex mixtures. Chromatography World is a one-stop portal that includes news of relevant scientific and technological advances, information on scientific and industry meetings, new product updates, technical guidance, user forums, a Pinterest page, science-focused games and contests, giveaways, and other relevant topics. The portal is intended to serve chromatography users in a wide variety of fields, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, environmental testing, food and beverage, forensic, industrial and chemical industries.
July 24, 2014
WHEATON® Highlights Products at AACC 2014 Offering Unique Solutions for the Clinical Market
Millville, NJ – WHEATON® today highlighted products to be featured at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting that provide unique solutions addressing the specific needs of clinical laboratory and other clinical life sciences customers. These products showcase the company’s ongoing commitment to provide a range of distinctive products that provide solutions to the growing clinical testing sector..
October 10, 2013
WHEATON® Introduces CryoELITE® for Secure Storage of Biological Tissues
Millville, NJ – WHEATON® CryoELITE® Tissue Vials were designed for the safe, secure and effective cryopreservation of biological tissue specimens. Different from cells and biofluids, tissue biospecimens have particular requirements for cryogenic storage (see the WHEATON blog at www.CryoFeed.com for more information). Offering researchers a uniform vial able to maintain sample integrity while maximizing storage capacity and organization, the WHEATON CryoELITE Tissue Vials feature a wide-mouth opening, 5mL capacity and high integrity closure. The CryoELITE Tissue Vial offers researchers who work with biological tissue sections ease of use, convenience and security. When your decision depends on sample integrity…Trust that specimen to a WHEATON CryoELITE Tissue Vial.
October 10, 2013
WHEATON® and CryoXtract™ Announce Global Co-Marketing Agreement to Offer Optimal Solutions for Storing and Accessing Frozen Biosamples and Improving Scientific Outcomes
Millville, NJ – WHEATON, a global leader in biosample storage solutions for the laboratory research, diagnostic and specialty pharmaceuticals industries, reached a non-exclusive global co-marketing agreement with CryoXtract Instruments, LLC, that will provide the scientific community with a totally unique set of solutions for the optimal storage, preservation and access of valuable frozen tissue samples.
August 12, 2013
WHEATON® Offers a Turnkey Solution for CHO Cell Bioproduction
Millville, NJ – WHEATON® and Irvine Scientific have collaborated to introduce a high yield, small-scale solution for bioproduction. The solution consists of a WHEATON® CELLine™ bioreactor flask paired with Irvine Scientific’s BalanCD™ CHO Growth A animal component-free, chemically-defined medium. Scientists may now quickly set up and perform small-scale antibody and protein production while decreasing the cost per milligram produced. This bundled product is available now from WHEATON® and its extensive distributor network.
August 5, 2013
A New Generation of Safe and Reproducible Liquid Distribution From WHEATON
WHEATON® introduces the Calibrex™ organo 525 and the Calibrex™ solutae 530, new bottle top dispensers that are destined to make scientists’ lives easier and more productive. Both models smoothly dispense exact volumes of liquid reagents directly from bottle or flask. The dispensers are available exclusively in North America from WHEATON®, the company that designs and delivers today’s most innovative solutions for the laboratory research, diagnostic packaging and specialty pharmaceuticals industries.