SIGMA TRANSWAB®

Sigma TRANSWAB® is the world’s leading liquid amies transport for automated and conventional processing.

The original TRANSWAB® was the first commercially produced gel transport swab, and for many years has led the field for reliable microbiological specimen collection and transport. A programme of continuous development has kept TRANSWAB® ahead of changes in laboratory science and regulatory requirements, so that it remains a trusted partner in the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

The specimen is collected by swab & snapped into the tube of Liquid Amies Transport Medium. This process is enhanced by the incorporation of an open-celled foam-tipped swab which allows complete flow through of the liquid medium, reagents and microorganism. This increases the sensitivity of any diagnostic procedures.

The microorganisms from the initial specimen are released from the swab & dispersed throughout the medium, producing a uniform suspension ready for use, whether it’s for direct inoculation onto plates or into a broth, or for use with the many molecular diagnostics currently available.

∑–TRANSWAB® is compliant with the CLSI standard M40-A2. This standard is for the Quality Control of Microbiology Specimen Transport Devices.

Variations available for ENT, MRSA etc.

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Recommended applications

Used in a clinical setting for wounds, skin, throat and other swabbing

Features
  • Liquid Amies media
  • Σ Swabs for optimum sample pick up and release
  • Shatter proof vial
  • Cap incorporates an ingenious swab capture mechanism
Benefits
  • Liquid phase allows rapid sampling
  • Open cell flow through foam bud allows full access and release of sampled organisms
  • Compatible with conventional and automated processing
  • Cap enables automatic removal of the swab for diagnostics
Product Codes
Code Description Cap colour Swab length Pack size No. in a case Shelf life
MW167S Liquid Amies Duo for MRSA White 15cm 125 1000 2 years
MW176M Liquid Amies 1ml with no swab Purple n/a 125 1000 2 years
MW176S Liquid Amies Purple 15cm 125 1000 2 years
MW176S2ML Liquid Amies 2ml Purple 15cm 125 1000 2 years
MW176S3 Liquid Amies Triple for MRSA White 15cm 125 1000 2 years
MW176SE2 Liquid Amies Standard and Mini Tip Purple 15cm 125 1000 2 years
MW176T3 Liquid Amies 3ml Purple 200 2 years
MW177S ENT Liquid Amies Mini Tip Orange 15cm 125 1000 2 years
MW177S2ML ENT Liquid Amies Mini Tip 2ml Orange 15cm 125 1000 2 years
MSDS
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MSDS
Document Name
MSDS MW167S (Sigma Transwab with Liquid Amies)
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MSDS
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MSDS MW176S (Sigma Transwab with Liquid Amies)
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MSDS
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MSDS MW176S3 (Sigma Transwab with Liquid Amies)
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MSDS
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MSDS MW176SE2 (Sigma Transwab with Liquid Amies)
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MSDS
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MSDS MW177S (Sigma Transwab with Liquid Amies)
Independent Studies
Document Type
Independent Studies
Document Name
Survival of Pneumococci - Heidelberg, Weisenberger 2019
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Independent Studies
Document Name
Molecular Efficacy - Laughlin 2019
Document Type
Independent Studies
Document Name
Efficacy - Laughlin 2019
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