SIGMA-VIROCULT®

SIGMA VIROCULT® is used for optimum recovery and transportation of viruses. It was the most used product during the pandemic by healthcare facilities and governments globally.

With a 24-month shelf-life, from the date of manufacture, and gamma irradiation, it is ideal for molecular diagnostics and culture techniques.

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

Sneak Peek: How It’s Made

See how our Sigma-VIROCULT® is manufactured in-house, using Online Engineering machinery to produce the highest quality specimen transport medium for culture and molecular diagnostics.

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Recommended Applications

Respiratory, skin and urogenital

Features & Benefits
  • 24-month shelf-life allows hospitals and laboratories to hold stock to respond to any unforeseen testing spikes.
  • VIROCULT® medium for culture or molecular-based diagnostics – suitable for all laboratories and technologies.
  • 1ml, 2ml & 3ml vials compatible with molecular and cell culture systems. The 2ml and 3ml allows further testing for reporting if required.
  • Ambient temperature storage – ideal for community-based surveillance and transport to reduce costs and complexity in transportation.
  • 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.
  • Sterilised by gamma irradiation – There is NO sterility indicator dye to interfere with visual monitoring.
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 Name Cap Colour Swab Length Pack Size
1ML VIRUS TRANSPORT MEDIA AND SWAB IN PEEL POUCH
MW951S SIGMA VIROCULT - Standard Plastic Foam Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 1ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
MW951S2 SIGMA VIROCULT - 2 Standard Plastic Foam Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 1ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
MW951SE2 SIGMA VIROCULT - Standard Foam + ENT Minitip Foam Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 1ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
MW951SENT SIGMA VIROCULT - ENT Minitip Foam Swab Printed Breakpoint - 12x80Vial - 1ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
2ML VIRUS TRANSPORT MEDIA AND SWAB IN A PEEL POUCH
MW951S2ML SIGMA VIROCULT - Standard Plastic Foam Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 2ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
MW951PF2ML SIGMA VIROCULT - Standard Flockswab Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 2ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
MW950S SIGMA VIROCULT - Standard Plastic Foam Printed Breakpoint - 16x100 Vial - 2ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
MW950S2 SIGMA VIROCULT - 2 Standard Plastic Foam Printed Breakpoint - 16x100 Vial - 2ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 200
MW950SE2 SIGMA VIROCULT - Standard Plastic + ENT Minitip Foam Printed Breakpoint - 16x100 Vial - 2ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
MW950SENT SIGMA VIROCULT - ENT Minitip Foam Printed Breakpoint - 16x100 Vial - 2ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
3ML VIRUS TRANSPORT MEDIA AND SWAB IN A PEEL POUCH
MW951S3ML SIGMA VIROCULT - Standard Plastic Foam Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 3ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
MW951SE23ML SIGMA VIROCULT - Standard Foam + ENT Minitip Foam Printed Breakpoint - 12x80 Vial - 3 ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
MW950S3ML SIGMA VIROCULT - Standard Plastic Foam Printed Breakpoint - 16x100 Vial - 3ml VIROCULT Medium Green 15cm 125
Green 15cm 50
TUBE ONLY VIRUS TRANSPORT MEDIA
MW951T SIGMA VIROCULT - 12x80 Vial - 1ml SIGMA VIROCULT Medium Green 200
MW951T3 SIGMA VIROCULT - 12x80 Vial - 3ml SIGMA VIROCULT Medium Green 200
MW950T50 SIGMA VIROCULT - 16x100 Vial - 2ml SIGMA VIROCULT Medium Green 50
MSDS
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MSDS MW950S (Sigma Virocult®)
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MSDS MW950S2 (Sigma Virocult®)
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MSDS MW950SE2 (Sigma Virocult®)
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MSDS MW950SENT (Sigma Virocult®)
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MSDS MW950T (Sigma Virocult®)
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MSDS MW951S (Sigma Virocult®)
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MSDS MW951S2 (Sigma Virocult®)
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MSDS MW951S2ML (Sigma Virocult®)
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MSDS MW951SE2 (Sigma Virocult®)
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MSDS MW951SENT (Sigma Virocult® SENT)
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MSDS MW951PF2ML (Sigma Virocult® PF)
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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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Evaluation of Sigma-Virocult viral liquid transport swab for the detection of Herpes Simplex Virus using the BD Max™ and SmartCycler® demonstrated 100% sensitivity and specificity - Khan Stone Jones
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Study showing Sigma Virocult successfully recovered 6 viruses (Adenovirus 1, HSV Type 2, HSV Type 1, Parainfluenza, Rhinovirus, Influenza A) after holding for up to 7 days, and whether held at 4 degree celcius or ambient temperature - Rudsdale
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Study showing Sigma Virocult can maintain the viability of viruses for up to 7 days at different temperatures and complies with approved standard of M40-A2, being a reliable virus transport media - Sharma & Lindeman
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Compariosn of Virocult swab, Sigma swab, and Sigma Virocult for Influenza A viability for cell culture and molecular detection - Valette et al
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Bicknall et al 2022 Retrospective Analysis of Data Collected on SARS CoV
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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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∑-Virocult – Product Insert (Czech)
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∑-Virocult (Sigma Virocult) Product Insert French
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∑-Virocult – Bruksanvisning (Svenska) Product Insert Swedish
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∑-VIROCULT (SIGMA-VIROCULT) Product Insert ENGLISH
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∑-VIROCULT (SIGMA-VIROCULT) Product Insert Italian
SIGMA-VIROCULT® articles and clinical studies

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