New Independent Study for ∑-VCM™
The ∑-VCM™ transport device from MWE has been developed to enable the collection, transport and preservation of viruses, mycoplasma, ureaplasma and chlamydia. Studies have shown that the ∑-VCM™ media does not interfere with molecular testing and could potentially be used to recover viable Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC).
The aim of this study was to look into the rates of recovery of viable GC from ∑-VCM™ over a 96 hour period to ascertain if the transport system could be a useful tool for the storage and recovery of GC. If viable GC can be preserved in this transport system for up to 4 days then there is potential for this ∑-VCM™ to be used at genito urinary medicine (GUM) clinics or elsewhere in healthcare as a complete swab for sexually transmitted infection screening.