The DualFusion vial from Wheaton, Millville, NJ, combines properties of plastic and glass into a single container. Using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition technology, an organosilicate protective layer is fused with a silica-like (SiO2 barrier) layer that is fused to a cyclic olefin polymer (COP) shell to form a robust covalently bonded material. The outer COP shell provides mechanical strength, protects against breakage, and can withstand a temperature range of –196oC to 121oC without cracking. The inner layer is designed to maintain sample integrity and protect sensitive reagents. Furthermore, each ready-to-use, ready-to-sterilize vial has a unique barcode for rapid and easy traceability. For more information, visit AACC booth 209 or Wheaton.