Is It a Cold or the Flu? Get the Symptoms Straight

Nov 30, 2016 4:11:24 PM

Sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat—classic cold, right? It's possible, but it could also be the flu.

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Topics: Flu, Medical, Diagnostic

Sanitary Food Is Something to Always Be Thankful For

Nov 24, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Something to think about when you tuck into your Thanksgiving feast: food safety does not begin at home, it begins in the field and farm. 

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Topics: Environmental

How to Swab for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

Nov 22, 2016 10:53:47 AM

According to a new CDC report, the number of people infected with gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis is at an all-time high. 

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Topics: Diagnostic

The Best Puritan Products for Gun Cleaning, As Approved by U.S. Veterans

Nov 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As an American company that sells American-made products, we're incredibly grateful to all the veterans who've served our country honorably during war or peacetime. This and every Veterans Day we give thanks to the brave and determined members of our military who have long defended our freedom, our prosperity, and our future. 

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Topics: Puritan, Controlled Environments

Interested in Clinical Microbiology Automation? Know Which Enrichment and Transport Media to Use

Nov 3, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Microbiology automation is an important trend in the industry right now and enrichment and transport media is at the heart of it. 

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Topics: Diagnostic, Liquid Based Media

Customer Story: Puritan Swabs a Champion in the Boxing Ring

Oct 27, 2016 10:27:53 AM

You can probably guess many of the areas where Puritan swabs get daily use: hospitals and clinics, crime scenes and forensics labs, even farms (yes, your Thanksgiving turkey gets swabbed).

But did you ever imagine our swabs could be a champ in the boxing ring? It's true!

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Topics: Puritan

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, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

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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Topics: Puritan

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: Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

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