How Point-of-Care Tests Can Make Your Life Easier This Flu Season

Oct 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Did you know that treatment for influenza is most effective when implemented just 48 hours after the onset of symptoms? Having such a short window in which to help people puts tremendous pressure on healthcare professionals. Fortunately, advancements have been made in recent years that have reduced testing turnaround time (TAT) for patients. 

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Topics: Flu, Influenza, Flu Testing

The ABCs of Puritan

Oct 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Fall is here and that means school is back in session and it's time to hit the books again. Today, the subject is learning your ABCs. Think you've got them down? Not the ABCs of Puritan!

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Happy National MFG Day to Our Fellow US Manufacturers!

Oct 7, 2016 3:12:41 PM

It's not uncommon for people to think there's little manufacturing done in the United States these days, that it’s all moved overseas.

To challenge this perception, four manufacturers’ associations got together to establish MFG DAY: a day that highlights and celebrates the success of America's many manufacturers.

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Topics: Puritan

How to Take Self-Swab Samples for Detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Sep 13, 2016 10:15:08 AM

Group B strep, or Streptococcus agalactiae, is a type of naturally-occurring bacteria found in the digestive tract and birth canal of one in four pregnant women.

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Topics: Specimen Collection, HydraFlock, Flocked Swabs, Swabs, Diagnostic

The DNA of Puritan as a Company

Sep 7, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Puritan Medical Products is known worldwide as the most trusted manufacturer of swabs and other single-use products for the healthcare, diagnostic, forensic, critical environment, food safety, and drug manufacturing industries.

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Topics: Puritan, DNA

Life in Microbiology Just Got Richer With Puritan's Four New Transport Media

Aug 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Available now at Puritan: four new prepared microbiology media! 

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Topics: Media Transport Systems, microbiology, Enrichment Media

Can the "CSI Effect" Impact Your Department or Lab?

Jul 25, 2016 2:31:01 PM

You've worked your tail off on a criminal case for months and finally it's going to trial. The investigators were brilliant, and the folks in forensics worked by the book. Now all you have to worry about is CSI. No, not the crime scene investigators on your case; the hit TV show on CBS.

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Topics: DNA, Forensics, Lab

Inoculation Loop vs Wooden Applicator Sticks for MALDI-TOF MS Analysis

Jul 15, 2016 1:43:57 PM

Most commonly used for bacterial typing and diagnosis, the MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry (MS) method helps laboratory techs identify bacteria species quickly and efficiently. 

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Topics: Single-Use Products, Disposable Medical Products

Puritan's Top 5 Most Popular Medical Products

Jun 30, 2016 2:31:21 PM

With the 4th of July right around the corner we're thinking about how grateful we are that all our products can be made right here in the USA. All Puritan products are manufactured, packaged, and shipped from our manufacturing facility in Guilford, Maine and we are as committed to supporting the local economy as we are to producing the highest quality products.

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Topics: Cotton Tipped Applicators, Swabs, Medical, Disposable Medical Products

How Improper DNA Evidence Collection Can Compromise Your Case

Jun 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

DNA wasn't always widely accepted as valid evidence in court cases the way it is today. The first decision to uphold the admission of DNA evidence in state appellate court was in 1988; before that, DNA was thought of as too inconclusive. Now courts have determined that DNA identification theory, practice, and techniques are widely accepted among the scientific community and therefore valid as evidence.

But that doesn't mean DNA evidence can't still be discounted in court. 

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Topics: DNA

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