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Your Beautiful, Healthy Thanksgiving Turkey... Thanks to Swabs

Nov 24, 2015 9:15:10 AM

Thanksgiving is a day when we count our blessings. We celebrate our health, our happiness, our family, and we celebrate it all by indulging in a traditional feast—a feast that generally features turkey.

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Topics: Specimen Collection, Veterinary

Which is the Best Type of Swab to Use When Diagnosing the Flu?

Nov 20, 2015 3:41:00 PM

Flocked Swab Flu Test

To the average patient, a flu test may seem simple. Stick a long swab up someone's nose and test the swab for the virus. Easy, right?

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Topics: Flu, Specimen Collection, Diagnostic

How Product Customization Really Works: A Case Study For Environmental Sampling Kits

Nov 11, 2015 8:47:48 AM

So you're considering purchasing a customized medical or environmental sampling product and you know what you need to do to get started, but you'd like to know how customization works in the real world before you commit. We understand that (and if you still need more information on how customization works, we recommend reading our previous posts on the subject).

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Topics: Specimen Collection, Media Transport Systems, Critical Environments, Industrial, Veterinary, Diagnostic, DNA, Environmental, Forensics, Health and Beauty

Puritan Supports Global Dental Care Initiatives with PRHDR, UMA & USM

Oct 28, 2015 4:55:29 PM

October is National Dental Hygiene month, and we couldn't think of a better time to share our experiences working with the University of Maine (UMA) at Augusta-Bangor Dental Hygiene program.

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Topics: Customer Stories, #SwabStory

Lab Kits & Swab Customization: What to Know Before You Buy

Oct 21, 2015 10:18:58 AM

Did you catch our previous post about how to decide whether customization is right for you? If not, we recommend you check out that post before diving into the specifics discussed here. 

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Topics: Specimen Collection, Media Transport Systems, Critical Environments, Industrial, Medical, Veterinary, Diagnostic, DNA, Environmental, Forensics, Health and Beauty

Should You Order Customized Lab Kits and Swabs?

Oct 8, 2015 2:44:16 PM

Many companies find value in product customization, but is it right for yours? Should you customize your lab kits, swabs and other single use medical products? Here’s what you should consider before making your decision on whether to go custom.

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Topics: Specimen Collection, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic, Forensics

RIDT vs RT-PCR vs Viral Culture for Flu Testing

Sep 21, 2015 3:01:35 PM

Back to school fever isn’t just for parents and kids. It’s inevitable with all that mixing and mingling that, come September, everyone’s getting sick.

Doctor’s offices and clinics find themselves inundated with RIDT flu tests, while long-term care facilities find themselves performing viral cell cultures and RT-PCR tests on a regular basis.

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Topics: Flu, Media Transport Systems, Flu Testing

UniTranz-RT Validated for Viral Sample Storage at Room Temperature

Sep 9, 2015 4:54:36 PM


One of the biggest challenges in off-site specimen collection is maintaining the viability of the sample during collection and transport. 

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Topics: UniTranz-RT, Specimen Collection, Media Transport Systems

Swabs Can Be Used as School Science Supplies! Learn How

Sep 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Back to School – An American Story of Science in the Classroom

As Fall approaches, and kids head back to school, I recall many memories of grammar school as I suspect we all do. Did your 2nd-grade class collect butterflies or rocks? Once you made it to middle school, were you the star of the science fair? And in high school, perhaps you showed your scientific expertise with a solar energy experiment. I know I was engaged in all these activities but never gave any thought to how the materials that sparked our imagination were selected or provided. There is a market segment of distributors that specifically serves education, specializing in school science supplies. One such distributor is Carolina Biological Supply Company, located in Burlington, North Carolina.

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Topics: Customer Stories, #SwabStory

Puritan Granted Chinese Patent for HydraFlock® Flocked Swabs

Aug 25, 2015 10:00:00 AM

We’re happy to announce that Puritan Medical Products has recently been awarded a new Chinese patent for our high-performance HydraFlock® flocked swab.

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Topics: HydraFlock, Flocked Swabs, Company News