Labware Suppliers Partnering to Create Solutions for Chemical Compound and Drug Discovery Laboratories

WASHINGTON D.C. – June 27 – 30 – BIO International, Booth #1246Computype, Inc. and Wheaton Industries have partnered to help biopharmaceutical companies improve standard laboratory processes such as sample tracking and inventory management through the use of pre-labeled 2D barcoded glass microtubes. Computype and Wheaton’s collaboration points to a trend where labware suppliers are increasingly working together to find solutions to help customers increase productivity.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve efficiencies and productivity in life science laboratories,” said Computype Laboratory Market Manager Eric Isberg. “Partnerships, especially in the research lab environment, are a resourceful, strategic way to help our customers solve challenges such as lost productivity due to tedious tasking.”

For example, Computype and Wheaton recently partnered to improve automation in a drug discovery and development laboratory through the introduction of the EZ Ex-Traction 2D barcoded glass microtube.

“We were looking to convert to a tube-centric inventory system down to the mircotube format. We knew we were spending too much time on manual tracking and inventory, and we were eager to further automate our tare-weighing and storage processes,” said Lexicon Lab Automation Specialist Sean Schuette. “By using glass microtubes pre-labeled with 2D barcodes, we dramatically improved both tracking efficiency and accuracy. We reduced our tube-loss rate to nearly zero – a significant improvement.”

Wheaton’s borosilicate glass microtubes avoid introducing leachables or plasticizers into assays, and can be customized to fit any application. Similarly, Computype’s pre-barcoded labware services eliminate the need to manually label tubes, vials, plates and slides.

“It’s satisfying to develop a product that results in tangible improvements for a customer,” said Wheaton Account Manager Tracie Tonetta. “Our collaboration with Computype has produced something that will be valuable to other drug discovery laboratories because of its precision engineering, durability and 2D barcode technology.”

For more information about how suppliers are partnering to serve drug discovery and compound management customers, visit Computype, Inc. and Wheaton Industries at BIO International at booth #1246 or visit or call 800.328.0852.

About Computype Laboratory
Computype offers ID solutions to life science laboratories around the world including diagnostics/instrumentation, labware suppliers, bio/pharma, healthcare, research, automation, universities, agriculture and government labs. Computype labels are designed to match any laboratory setting and are resistant to harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures and can be customized to match any scenario to ensure they work, all the time. Computype’s full line of laboratory products include pre-printed and blank labels, label sets, Reagent labels, Label Ease™, Cryo Hold™, label applicators, label printers, print stations, software and lab catalog. For more information, visit or call 800.328.0852.

About Wheaton Industries
Wheaton admires those people who devote their life to science. It’s this admiration that drives us to design and deliver today’s most innovative solutions for the laboratory research, diagnostic packaging and specialty pharmaceuticals industries. It’s this admiration that motivates us to offer the best customer service experience and most dependable products in the industry. And, it’s with admiration that we stand behind those people who help move the world forward one discovery, one sample at a time. The Wheaton name means more than a legacy of the highest quality products and services; it stands for a commitment to honor the effort of all scientists... because it’s their life’s work. Wheaton’s E-Z Ex-Traction glass microtubes can be customized to meet requirements for compound storage and critical sample handling. For more information, visit