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UK laboratory equipment supplier iST Scientific has announced that it has supplied 5.2 million micro-plate sealing films, a vital part of COVID-19 tests, worldwide. This equates to over half a billion individual test wells.

iST’s PeelASeal Super Heat-Sealing Film and its two clear heat seals ClearASeal Weld and ClearASeal Pierce have enabled COVID-19 tests to be shipped as far as the USA, China and Taiwan.

The company says it is planning to continue supplying materials and products to combat COVID-19, with more countries requiring such products as they look to increase research and testing.

iST Scientific Business Development Manager Denver Rich said: “The COVID-19 crisis has devastated economies, costing lives and livelihoods, and a rigorous and robust testing regime is the only way to keep the virus under control.”

“With health professionals working around the clock, we’re delighted to play a crucial role in this fight, with our PeelASeal Super and ClearASeal range of seals especially suited to COVID-19 tests, enabling secure, safe and accurate testing.”

“Not only are these quality seals compatible from all plate types, they maintain integrity from -80 degrees to 110 degrees centigrade, and because we manufacture at our dual sites in the UK, availability and speed to market is something we pride ourselves on, enabling us to act as a key supplier in challenging times.”

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