Wheaton Science Products, a global supplier of a broad range of instruments and containers for research applications, has announced that its CryoELITE Cryogenic Vials are CE marked in accordance with the requirements of Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic medical devices. The vials are available from laboratory distributors located throughout the European Economic Area (EEA). The Wheaton CryoELITE™ line of polypropylene cryogenic vials is specifically designed for the failsafe cryopreservation of biospecimens for long-term storage and the efficient traceability for future retrieval. To ensure maintenance of sample integrity during low temperature storage and eliminate leakage that would contaminate the sample. The seal created by the unique manufacturing design exceeds DOT and IATA regulation standards by an average of 35% making them the superior choice for transport of valuable clinical samples as well. To provide a unique identifier for traceability, the new Wheaton CryoELITE Cryogenic Vials also feature a permanent 2D Data Matrix bar coded bottom insert. In addition, all vials are batch certified DNase and RNase free, non-pyrogenic and endotoxin free and are available sterile and non-sterile. -30- Wheaton Science Products is a division of Wheaton Industries, Inc. Wheaton is a fully integrated business offering a large product portfolio of laboratory glass and plastic ware and leading edge products and services for the pharmaceutical and life science R&D, diagnostic packaging, and specialty chemicals market. Our products are used in the up-front stages of research and development and later in full scale production.