Packaging that uses a molded polyvinyl chloride spring clip to secure fragile Nd:YAG laser rods within a sealed, clean plastic box has been unveiled by VLOC. The clip holds the rod at its center, does not contact the ends and prevents the ends from contacting the packaging. Its flexible wing tab design facilitates placement and release of the rod without causing breakage. The position of the clip reduces the chance of contamination of rod surfaces during shipment. The clip can fit several diameters and is attached to the box with an adhesive strip.