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Thermo Fisher Scientific launched its National Scientific Mass Spec Certified Vials this week.

The low-particulate chromatography vials are cleaned according to GMP standards in a fully validated clean room environment to minimize the occurrence of any contamination, the company said in a statement.

"Each lot is tested for particle counts, as well as LC-MS and GC-MS background to provide a consistently high performance for every vial," Thermo Fisher said.

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