• Flocked Swabs

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    Transport swabs: Microbiology swabs

    The inventors and world's leading suppliers of Transport Swabs

    Throat swabs, pertusis swabs, culture swabs, charcoal swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs with amies transport medium

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    Culture swabs liquid: ∑-Transwab®

    Liquid culture transport swabs

    Enhanced specimen collection & transport for automated or manual processing.

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    Foam swabs: ∑-Swab® range

    Advanced medium free transport systems

    Enhanced specimen collection & transport without medium.

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    Universal transport: ∑-VCM™

    Universal transport

    Transport for viruses, chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma, & Neisseria gonorrhoea.

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    Viral transport medium: Virocult®

    Virus transport system

    ∑-Virocult® and "classic" Virocult®: the world's leading transport system for virus specimens.

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    Dry swabs: Dryswabs™ range

    For all your sampling requirements

    A complete range of sample collection swabs.

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    Environmental Infection Control

    Environmental infection control sampling devices.

    Premoistened devices for sampling surfaces in patient environments.

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    Food microbiology testing

    Microbiological surveillance devices

    Environmental sampling devices for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

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    Forensic science supplies

    Forensic science supplies

    Swabs for human or scene-of-crime sampling.

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    Laboratory consumables

    Laboratory consumables

    Essential tools for every microbiology laboratory.

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    Amniotic fluid test

    Detection of premature rupture of membranes.

    Amnicator™ is an amniotic fluid test for the detection of premature rupture of membranes (PROM)during pregnancy.

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Top M40 scores for MWE's Transwabs®

MWE are the inventors and global leaders in the supply of Transport Swabs. 

Transwabs® have passed the M40-A2 criteria for all 10 defined micro-organisms and we are proud to say that all Medical Wire Transwabs are FULLY compliant with CLSI's M40-A2 Standard M40-A2.

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European Patent Office News

Final decision of the European Patent Office (EPO) on Copan’s European Patent EP 1 608 268 B1 has been revealed.

Puritan’s HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® flocked swab products are flocked differently and do not have Copan’s claimed fibre arrangement.

Read the full story in the link below.

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Using the CSLI M40-A2 standard

Sigma-Transwab® PurFlock® is a liquid medium format transport swab designed for use on automated processing platforms.

In 2014 the revised standard CLSI M40-A2 included new provisions for the evaluation of liquid medium transport swabs with novel bud types such as foam or flock.

In this study, Sigma Transwab® PurFlock® (standard and minitip) was assessed to M40-A2, and a new step was added evaluating the ability to recover genomic DNA from the medium after the holding period.

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