Sigma-VCM™

SIGMA VCM™ is a preservation and a universal transport media device, used for optimum recovery of viruses, chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. It is compatible with culture and molecular diagnostic techniques.

Antibiotics in the medium inhibit the growth of contaminating bacteria and fungi.  The medium can reduce the number of inappropriately taken samples, therefore avoiding the need to order repeat specimens. There is also no need for Sigma-VCM™ to be refrigerated or frozen for transport allowing lower cost ambient transportation.

Sigma-VCM™ is compliant with the CLSI standard M40. This standard is for the Quality Control of Microbiology Specimen Transport Devices.

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Recommended Applications

Respiratory, skin and urogenital

Features & Benefits
  • Sigma-VCM™ medium is a suitable for chlamydia and mycoplasmas, and also Neisseria gonorrheae. – A truly universal medium for sexually transmitted disease. The glass beads improve dispersion of specimen, and release of microorganisms from host cells resulting in a rapid response to testing.
  • Antibiotics in the medium inhibit the growth of contaminating bacteria and fungi reducing the number of inappropriately taken samples, therefore avoiding the need to order repeat specimens.
  • Suitable for molecular and conventional techniques including cell culture.
  • Liquid phase allows complete dispersion of sample. Uniform suspension can be aliquoted for multiple test and specimens can be pooled. Ideal for epidemiology and surveillance studies.
  • Ambient temperature storage – ideal for community-based surveillance and transport to reduce costs and complexity in transportation.
  • Sigma-VCM™ designed for lower cost ambient transportation removing the need for higher refrigerated or frozen transport.
Product Codes

Small Vial – Tube size: 12mm (Ø) x 80mm (h) Cap size: 15mm (h) x 17mm (Ø) Tube with cap: 83mm (h)

Large Vial – Tube size: 16mm (Ø) x 100mm (h) x Cap size: 16mm (h) x 20mm (Ø) Tube with cap: 103mm (h)

Code Description Cap Colour Swab Length Pack Size
1ML UNIVERSAL TRANSPORT MEDIA AND SWAB IN A PEEL POUCH
MW910S SIGMA VCM - Standard Plastic Foam Swab Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 1ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
MW911S SIGMA VCM - ENT Foam Swab Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 1ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
MW912S SIGMA VCM - Standard + ENT Foam - 12x80 Vial - 1ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
M350101 SIGMA VCM - Standard Plastic Flock Swab Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 1ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
M350102 SIGMA VCM - ENT Flock Swab Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 1ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
2ML UNIVERSAL TRANSPORT MEDIA AND SWAB IN A PEEL POUCH
MW911PF2ML SIGMA VCM - ENT Minitip Flockswab Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 2ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
MW914PF2ML SIGMA VCM - Standard + ENT Minitip Flockswab Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 2ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
3ML UNIVERSAL TRANSPORT MEDIA AND SWAB IN A PEEL POUCH
MW910S3ML SIGMA VCM - Standard Plastic Foam Swab Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 3ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
M350103 SIGMA VCM - Standard Plastic Flock Swab Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 3ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
MW913PF2ML SIGMA VCM - ENT Minitip Flockswab Printed Breakpoint -12 x 80 Vial - 3ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
MW918S SIGMA VCM - Standard Plastic Foam Swab Printed Breakpoint - 16x100 Vial - 3ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
MW919S SIGMA VCM - ENT MinitipFoam Printed Breakpoint - 16x100 Vial - 3ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
MW920S SIGMA VCM - Standard Plastic + ENT Minitip Foam Printed Breakpoint - 16x100 Vial - 3ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
MW921S SIGMA VCM - 2 Standard Plastic Foam Printed Breakpoint - 16x100 Vial - 3ml VCM Universal Medium Red 15cm 125
TUBE ONLY UNIVERSAL TRANSPORT MEDIA
MW915T SIGMA VCM - 12x80 Vial - 1ml VCM Universal Medium Red 50
MW916T SIGMA VCM - 12x80 Vial - 3ml VCM Universal Medium Red 50
MW926T SIGMA VCM - 16x100 Vial - 3ml VCM Universal Medium Red 50
MSDS
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MSDS MW910S (Sigma VCM™)
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MSDS MW911PF2ML ( Sigma VCM™PF)
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MSDS MW911S (Sigma VCM™)
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MSDS MW912S (Sigma VCM™)
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MSDS MW915T (Sigma VCM™)
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MSDS MW916T (Sigma VCM™)
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MSDS MW918S (Sigma VCM™)
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MSDS MW919S (Sigma VCM™)
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MSDS MW920S (Sigma VCM™)
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MSDS MW921S (Sigma VCM™)
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MSDS MW924S (Sigma VCM™)
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MSDS MW926T (Sigma VCM™)
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MSDS MW913PF2ML
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MSDS MW910HF2ML
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MSDS MW914PF2ML
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MSDS MW910S3ML
Independent Studies
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Study showing good uptake and release of DNA as well as recovery of the CMV DNA in both the Sigma VCM and Sigma Virocult media. This study also shows that degradation of the control material is minimal even after a holding period of 72 hrs at room temperature - Laughlin
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Study showing Sigma VCM® liquid medium allows for the detection of target DNA following prolonged storage at room temperature without sample degradation, and helps in diagnosis of Urethritis - Eltringham
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Evaluation of Mycoplasma Hominis transfer by different swabs to Sigma VCM transport media showed that MWE Sigma Swabs were superior to Copan Rayon and Cobas PCR Swabs - Kiran & Spiller 2018
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Evaluation of Sigma VCM proven to be effective in preserving the viability of Mycoplasma hominis - Rees & Spiller 2017
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Evaluation showing viability of Ureaplasma species in Ʃ-VCM transport medium being stable for 4 days at room temperature, which could be extended to at least 264 hours if kept at 4˚C - Ridge & Spiller
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Study demonstrating that Sigma-VCM® transport swab is capable of maintaining the viability of Neisseria gonorrhoeae at room temperature or refrigerated temperature for at least 24h, which can be extended - Stuczen 2011
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All MWE Liquid Media and Swabs are compatible with the FilmArray system, bioFire - Laughlin,2017
Product Insert / IFU
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∑-VCM – Product Insert (Czech)
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∑-VCM (Sigma VCM) Product Insert English
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∑-VCM (Sigma VCM) Product Insert (French)
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∑-VCM – Bruksanvisning (Svenska) Product Insert Swedish
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∑-VCM (Sigma-VCM) Product Insert Italian
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Dryswab Product Insert French v.16
Accreditation Documentation
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EC Certificate Directive 93/42/EEC
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Latex Free Products
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LRQA Certificate of Approval ISO 9001
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Sample Non-Website Published Document
For articles and clinical studies on Sigma-VCM™

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Address

Medical Wire & Equipment
Corsham, Wiltshire
England
SN13 9RT

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