Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS)

Detect. Recover. Protect Your Brand. Thermo Scientific™ PASS offers inspection of products for a wide range of dense contaminants, product damage, defects, missing products, over or underfilled packages, to minimize brand damage and ensure maximum product recovery.

Thermo Scientific Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS) provides you with a fast, confidential way to have your product thoroughly tested and inspected when you suspect contamination or nonconformity. Using state-of-the-art Thermo Scientific X-ray and metal detection systems, our staff is experienced at detecting ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel metals, glass, stone, bone, PVC based plastics and rubber—plus a number of other dense contaminants.

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Make sure the little things don't keep you up at night.

Little things like contaminants can mean big problems. See how PASS provides thorough contamination detection and product recovery.

Service overview:

You are about to settle down for the night when all of the sudden, you find out that more than 1000 units have been taken off the production line because of a suspected product contamination. Your employees don't have time to go through every unit to determine where the contaminant might be—but we do!

Through the Thermo Scientific Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS) program, we can thoroughly test every suspected product for contaminants so that you can continue producing products that your consumers rely on! We will provide you with a fast response and quality assured method by using the most advanced, non-destructive inspection techniques for maximum product recovery. Little things like contaminants can add up to be a big problem. Let us test and recover your products so you can sleep a littler better at night!

We offer a comprehensive and confidential solution when you suspect contamination, non conforming product, manufacture faults or defects.

Our services include detecting contaminants such as:

  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Stone
  • Bone
  • Product Mass

We can also inspect for detectable manufacturing faults or defect.

We can inspect just about any type of packaging in the industry. We start with a FREE product evaluation service at one of our inspection centers. We then provide a free quotation and report on our detection capabilities, which includes, broken/damaged product, under/overfilled packaging, inclusion/non-inlcusion of promotional gifts, glass defects, chips, cracks, and misplaced labels or caps.

We specialize in:


  • Missing product
  • Broken or damaged product
  • Under filled packaging
  • Overfilled packaging
  • Inclusion of promotional gifts, or the non inclusion of promotional gifts
  • Glass defects, chips or cracks
  • Misplaced labels or caps


Packaging types and products include:


  • Metal containers
  • Glass containers
  • Foil packs
  • Cardboard trays or cartons
  • Plastic containers
  • Frozen products
  • Processed foods
  • Packaged goods
  • Medical disposable products


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Thermo Fisher Scientific has just opened a new PASS facility in Illinois:

1230 Hardt Circle
Bartlett, IL 60103