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 mediumFind out more
Culture swabs liquid: ∑-Transwab®
Liquid culture transport swabs
Enhanced specimen collection & transport for automated or manual processing.Find out more
Foam swabs: ∑-Swab® range
Advanced medium free transport systems
Enhanced specimen collection & transport without medium.Find out more
Universal transport: ∑-VCM™
Transport for viruses, chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma, & Neisseria gonorrhoea.Find out more
Viral transport medium: Virocult®
Virus transport system
∑-Virocult® and "classic" Virocult®: the world's leading transport system for virus specimens.Find out more
Dry swabs: Dryswabs™ range
For all your sampling requirements
A complete range of sample collection swabs.Find out more
Environmental Infection Control
Environmental infection control sampling devices.
Premoistened devices for sampling surfaces in patient environments.Find out more
Food microbiology testing
Microbiological surveillance devices
Environmental sampling devices for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.Find out more
Forensic science supplies
Forensic science supplies
Swabs for human or scene-of-crime sampling.Find out more
Essential tools for every microbiology laboratory.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.
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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.