Autoclaving Inserts with Plastic Springs is Not Recommended.

Autoclaving glass or plastic Inserts with Attached Plastic Springs is not recommended. While the glass can withstand temperatures up to 1,000°F, the Polyethylene Spring will become deformed, may crack and will lose its functionality. You can Sterilize these Inserts through Ethylene Oxide Gas Sterilization. Inserts Product Page  

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How can I minimize bubble formation with limited volume vials?

Vials with small volume internal ID are designed to allow the user to use most of the sample which may be too low for the injection needle to reach with standard, flat-bottom vials. One drawback, is that filling microvials can lead to bubble formation in some cases requiring the user to physically shake the bubble […]

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Troubleshooting: Fused Insert Vials Break During Injection.

When injecting Samples using Fused Insert Glass Vials, sometimes the Needle hits the Insert Wall, causing it to break. Is this due to the Inserts not being Properly Aligned, vertically? This problem is more likely due to the Needle not being Properly Aligned vertically; this can occur for a number of reasons, which may include: […]

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What does Residual Volume mean with Autosampler Vials?

The syringe needle of an autosampler does not go all the way to the bottom of a vial during injection, and therefore some sample will always remain in the vial. This is referred to as the Residual Volume of the Autosampler Vial. Some Vials have a tapered bottom for example, which decreases the Residual Volume. […]

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What is the difference between precision point and conical point vial inserts?

During manufacturing of the precision point inserts (ie. cat# 9502S-02N) we use a mandrel that produces a sharply tapered “” internal “point” at the bottom of the insert that is ideal for maximum recovery of samples that may be scarce or expensive (i.e. low residual volume). Due to the use of the mandrel, the internal dimensions of the inserts are […]

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Which Vial Should I use for a Low-Volume Sample Study using Proteins?

Some Compounds adsorb to Borosilicate Glass due to Hydroxyl Groups / Silanols on the Glass Surface and others adsorb due to Hydrophobic Interaction with the Glass itself. Deactivated (surface Treated) RSA-Pro Vials offer the best Glass Options for you since the surface treatment is more complete than any other Glass Vial Available.     RSA Vial […]

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