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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 »

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 »

How Are Pharmaceutical Drugs Made?

Lucy Bell-Young

7th May 2021

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How Are Pharmaceutical Drugs Made?

Pharmaceutical drugs require rigorous laboratory studies and clinical trials before they’re approved for manufacturing. It may take years or even decades before a new drug is approved. Drug development also requires millions or even billions of pounds in investment, from research and development stages to manufacturing and distribution. Safety and efficacy are key… Continue reading »

Watch Our New Chemical Mixing Video

Lucy Bell-Young

16th April 2021

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Watch Our New Chemical Mixing Video

At ReAgent, we offer an end-to-end chemical mixing service that has the capacity to handle liquids, powders, creams, and gels. Our latest chemical mixing video gives you a comprehensive look at everything included in this service, from the equipment we use and the viscosities we can blend to the packaging and labelling options… 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.