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Company Overview

LAL reagentsPYROSTAR™ ES-F, our formulation of Limulus Amebocyte Lysate, is unlike any other LAL product available in the market today. Our reagent is designed for the specific determination of gram negative bacterial endotoxins, without interference from the presence of beta glucans, and has the unique capability to be used in either quantitative turbidimetric (KTA) or qualitative gel-clot test methodologies

Brief Company History:

Fujifilm Wako Chemicals U.S.A. Corporation. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujifilm Wako Pure Chemical Corporation. of Japan; a company world renowned for its high purity chemicals.

Since the establishment of our first satellite office in Dallas, TX (1981), to the construction of our corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Richmond, VA (1989), Wako Chemicals USA has strived to provide customers in all scientific disciplines with products of the utmost quality and dependability. Our management and quality philosophy reads “We serve the public well-being by contributing to the development of scientific technologies and the progress of academic research". This statement supports our dedication to the highest level of product quality and customer satisfaction.

Our company strives to fulfill its social obligations to both its employees and community while providing products that meet or exceed our customer’s requirements; consistently aiming to create a company whose products are trusted by our customers worldwide. Today, Fujifilm Wako Chemicals U.S.A. Corporation. consists of the following divisions: Specialty Chemicals, Clinical Diagnostics, Laboratory Reagents, Automation, and LAL, all which strive to maintain excellence in product quality, customer service, and customer satisfaction.

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History of LAL Division

Although our company’s experience with LAL testing dates back to the mid 1980’s, in 2002 Wako began a serious and concentrated effort to enter the LAL business sector by completing the acquisition of Haemachem, Inc. located in St. Louis, Missouri. At that time we established a new division solely dedicated to the formulation, production, and sale of LAL reagents. In 2008, the business was relocated to our brand new, FDA licensed production facility, located on the grounds of our corporate headquarters in Richmond, VA. It is in this facility that we were able to perfect the patented formulation PYROSTAR™ ES-F, a unique LAL endotoxin test that can be used either as a quantitative turbidimetric test or as a qualitative gel-test. PYROSTAR™ ES-F is formulated for the specific determination of gram negative bacterial endotoxins without interference from the presence of beta-Glucans in the sample. The FDA release of the PYROSTAR™ ES-F product has encouraged our LAL Division to enter aggressively and competitively into new world markets. Previously an unknown company in the LAL market, Wako Chemicals LAL Division pushes to make our presence known throughout the world as a quality manufacturer of LAL products.

Our facilities

Aerial view of Wako Chemicals USA, Inc

Fujifilm Wako Chemicals U.S.A. Corporation., (US Headquarters and Manufacturing Site) – LAL Division is located at 1600 Bellwood Road, Richmond, VA and is an approved FDA Licensed facility. (The Bleeding Facility is located at 301 Patrick Henry Avenue, Cape Charles, VA.)



Wako Chemicals USA, Inc.As an FDA licensed facility, Fujifilm Wako Chemicals U.S.A. Corporation. – LAL Division is committed to ensuring that our production site and LAL reagents comply with all the rules, regulations, and quality standards set forth by FDA for current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s).

The Production of PYROSTAR™ ES-F products are performed in a GMP controlled environment following stringent FDA Quality guidelines. Personnel are highly trained and skilled in the processes designed to maintain product quality.