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FUJIFILM Wako Introduces Line of Endotoxin Detection Reagents to U.S. Market

Jun 24, 2020
Wako Pyro Blog

PYROSTAR™ ES-F line for endotoxin detection poised to support quality assurance process of future COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing Richmond, Virginia, June 25, 2020 – FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals U.S.A. Corporation (FUJIFILM Wako), a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation of Japan, announced the U.S. introduction of the PYROSTAR™ ES-F line...


By: Lisa Komski In: Wako News
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FUJIFILM Wako Resumes Distribution of Endotoxin Specific Buffer

May 13, 2020
Wako Resumes Distribution of Endotoxin Specific Buffe

For more than 20 years, FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals U.S.A. Corporation has had the honor of partnering with Charles River Microbial Solutions for the exclusive distribution of our endotoxin specific buffer (aka “ES Buffer”). While the companies have continued to grow, our respective business focuses have needed to change in order to...


By: Lisa Komski In: Wako News Tags: Endotoxin Specific Buffer
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FUJIFILM accelerates production of its influenza antiviral drug “Avigan® Tablet” for COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020
avigan tablet for covid 19

TOKYO, April 15, 2020 ― FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it has expanded its manufacturing capacity at FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. to significantly increase production of its influenza antiviral drug “Avigan® Tablet” (generic name: favipiravir) for treating patients with COVID-19. To further boost the supply of Avigan,...


By: Lisa Komski In: Wako News
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What are Gram-negative bacteria?

Mar 31, 2020
what are gram negative bacteria

Many biologists have likely encountered the terms "Gram-positive" and "Gram-negative" bacteria, but what do these terms mean and what are their implications for human health and disease? THE GRAM STAINING TEST The Gram staining test was invented in 1884 by Hans Christian Gram. The test characterizes bacteria based upon the thickness of the...


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What Are Pyrogens?

Feb 18, 2020
what are pyrogens

Most of us have experienced a fever at some point in our lives. When our body temperature rises above its typical 98.6 F (37 C), we experience symptoms such as sweating, chills, and weakness. But why do we experience fevers, and how are they triggered by pyrogens? BIOLOGY OF THE FEVER...


By: Lisa Komski In: Kit LAL
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How Does the LAL Assay Work?

Jan 31, 2020
how does the lal assay work

Gram-negative bacteria can cause a variety of illnesses, including many types of food poisoning, pneumonia, and sexually-transmitted diseases. These bacteria contain molecules called endotoxins in their cell walls. Even in the absence of living bacteria, residual endotoxins can be deadly when they contaminate pharmaceuticals or medical devices. Contact with endotoxins...


By: Lisa Komski In: Kit LAL
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The role of lipopolysaccharides in obesity

Nov 29, 2019
the role of lipopolysaccharides in obesity

Endotoxins are lipopolysaccharides (LPS) found in the outer cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. Bacterial endotoxins are pyrogenic, meaning that when in contact with the human body, they can induce a fever response. In high enough doses, endotoxins can lead to septic shock, which is a potentially life-threatening condition. Humans seem to...


By: Lisa Komski In: Kit LAL
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FUJIFILM WAKO Endotoxin Detection Products Now Available from Lonza

Nov 1, 2019
Copy of CHPI

FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation (Japan) together with its US subsidiary FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals U.S.A. Corporation announced a distribution agreement for Wako’s portfolio of endotoxin products, accessories and instrumentation in the regions of South America and Asia. Lonza will sell, support and distribute Wako’s endotoxin products in the regions of South...


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How to avoid nanoparticle interference in the LAL Assay

Oct 22, 2019
interference nanoparticles lal test

Recent technological advances have allowed nanomaterials to be utilized for biology and medicine. Nanoparticles have unique physiochemical properties that can offer novel strategies to treat diseases. However, these nanomaterials have the potential to trigger dangerous immune reactions, which may be due to the presence of bacterial endotoxin. Endotoxin is a large,...


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The Role of Lipopolysaccharides in Autoimmune Diseases

Sep 20, 2019
the role of lps in autoimmune diseases

Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), also called endotoxin, is a phospholipid that makes up the outer cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. A component of LPS, lipid A, can induce a fever response or even septic shock in humans. For this reason, LPS levels in pharmaceutical products and medical devices must be strictly monitored...


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