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
New expiry date formats
In compliance with GSI standards MWE have adopted a new format for its product labels.
The main change is that the expiry date is now shown as a six digit code, i.e. YYMMDD, where YY is the last 2 digits of the year, MM is the month (from 01 January to 12 December), and DD is the date show as 2 digits (from 01 to 31).
To demonstrate, an expiry code of 180201 means the expiry date is; 1st February 2018.
New Independent Study for ∑-VCM™
The aim of the 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.
Compatibility in action
All Sigma Transwabs® and associated products (including multi-swab versions, Fecal Transwab®, Selenite Broth, and Sigma TSB™ with 6.5% NaCl) are fully compatible with a variety of automated processing platforms. This includes those which feature automated de-capping and recapping.
Our new video shows Sigma Transwabs® running side by side with Copan e-swabs® on the Copan WASP® automated platform.