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What is an Ampoule?

Lucy Bell-Young

9th June 2021

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An ampoule with an injection is in the foreground. Behind, on a blurred background, stand several ampoules and a syringe

Many types of medicines and other pharmaceutical products, especially injectables like vaccines, are packaged in ampoules. Ampoules are small hermetically sealed glass containers that protect the contents from exposure to air and contaminants. They’re single use only, making them disposable and non-resealable.  Key takeaways Ampoules are mainly used to store precise amount of… Continue reading »

Watch Our New Chemical Blending Video

Lucy Bell-Young

4th June 2021

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Watch Our New Chemical Blending Video

ReAgent has been providing high quality, bespoke blending services for over four decades, so we thought it was high time to give you a glimpse at how we do things! Watch our latest chemical blending video to see exclusive shots of our manufacturing facility as we talk about everything our service has to… Continue reading »

What Are Diagnostic Reagents?

Lucy Bell-Young

2nd June 2021

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COVID-19 rapid tests

Diagnostic reagents are chemicals used in laboratories to determine specific types of pathogens, metabolic abnormalities, physiological anomalies, and genetic diseases. They’re relied on by medical practitioners to make accurate diagnoses, and can be used in vivo or in vitro in order to detect certain diseases.  Diagnosis is key in curing and treating medical… Continue reading »

What Do Chemical Engineers Do in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Lucy Bell-Young

26th May 2021

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What is the Role of a Chemical Engineer in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Chemical engineers design machineries, equipment, and instruments for manufacturing chemical products. The pharmaceutical industry is part of the chemical manufacturing sector, with one key distinction: the focus is on manufacturing medicines and other medical products.  Chemical engineers in the pharmaceutical industry are essential in ensuring the accuracy, precision, efficiency, quality, and safety of… Continue reading »

How to Become a Pharmaceutical Chemist

Lucy Bell-Young

19th May 2021

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How to Become a Pharmaceutical Chemist

A pharmaceutical chemist is a professional scientist who works on developing various types of medicines. As the name implies, pharmaceutical chemists are typically employed by pharmaceutical companies. Their role is different from that of chemists, who dispense medicines in a pharmacy. Pharmaceutical chemists are researchers who are independent from pharmacies. What Do Pharmaceutical… Continue reading »

Watch Our New Contract Packing Video

Lucy Bell-Young

14th May 2021

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Watch Our New Contract Packing Video

ReAgent has been providing a range of contract packing and repacking services for over four decades, and our latest video tells you all about it! See how our team of technical experts works with you to meet your specific requirements, whether you need nitrogen purging for a sensitive product or custom label design. … Continue reading »

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At The Science Blog, we write about the latest from the world of science, chemistry, and chemical manufacturing. You’ll find all sorts of science, chemical, and manufacturing resources here, from what pesticides are to the science behind a soda can. If you’re interested in a career in science or chemistry, you’ll find information about chemical careers, too.