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Puritan Donates Swabs to Leonberger Health Foundation

Jul 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Recently, Puritan’s Director of Sales – Northeast Region, Ashley Buttice, had the rare opportunity to work with the Leonberger Health Foundation and President Caroline Bliss-Isberg, at the foundation’s annual National Specialty event which took place in Frankenmuth Michigan earlier this year. To facilitate their noteworthy efforts, Puritan provided them with a collection of swab samples to use for collecting DNA from the cheeks of the Leonberger dogs they care for.

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Topics: Customer Stories, #SwabStory, Critical Environments, Industrial

Learn Proper Food Safety Testing Methods

Jun 22, 2015 9:45:00 AM

In light of the arrival of summer, it's time to talk about food safety and the ways in which it relates to the preparation of meat products. Warmer temperatures go hand in hand with vacations, barbecues, and countless events where food is cooked on the grill. Even when stringent precautions are taken in the handling and preparation of meat, the threat of bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli in our foods is both very real and very dangerous.

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Topics: Environmental

Learn About Puritan's 6 New Forensics Swabs

Jun 12, 2015 3:00:00 PM

As a forensic professional, you already know the importance of high-quality products that facilitate the highly sensitive specimen and evidence collection and transport procedures that are so integral in your work. With so many options available, it’s often difficult to find a reliable product which suits your needs. We’re excited to introduce 6 new products, specifically designed for Forensic and DNA collection.

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Topics: Forensics

Study of Puritan’s Opti-Swab™ Liquid Amies Presented at ASM2015

Jun 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Here at Puritan, we’re confident in the efficacy of our single-use products and enjoy demonstrating their merit and superior functionality in practical applications. ASM, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, is an ideal venue for exposing thousands of attendees to advanced products and how they perform in common diagnostic applications. This year at ASM, a recent study showed the performance evaluation of Puritan’s  Opti-Swab™ Liquid Amies Collection & Transport System Medium, using real-time Q-PCR in the detection of Bordetella pertussis, a causative agent of Whooping Cough.

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Topics: Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

Protect Your Food Processing Facility- Swab for Listeria!

May 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It’s likely that you’ve heard about outbreaks of Listeria in the news lately. Here at Puritan, it’s our goal to educate our valued customers and readers about the dangers of this bacteria, as well as the illness it causes. With the proper steps, food production facilities can ensure that their equipment and food is free of this dangerous bacteria. 

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Topics: Food Safety, Environmental

Join Puritan in Celebrating National Armed Forces Day

May 13, 2015 10:29:00 AM

Here at Puritan, we honor those who serve our country and express our gratefulness for the sacrifices they make on National Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 16th. 

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Topics: DM Stick, National Armed Forces Day, Macrofoam Tipped Swab

Puritan Scheduled to Attend ASM's 115th Annual Microbiology Event

May 7, 2015 11:00:00 AM

 Here at Puritan, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of asm2015 (115th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology) since we left Boston last year! 

We love this event because there’s always something new and exciting to learn at ASM’s annual General Meeting. This year’s conference and expo will feature dozens of sessions dedicated to myriad topics in the world of microbiology, featuring an opening session on “Who, What and Where in Microbial Relationships”.

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Topics: Single Use Medical Products, Specimen Collection, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, ASM, Diagnostic, asm2015

How to Collect a Throat Swab Specimen

Apr 29, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Here at Puritan, not only are we passionate about the extensive selection of single-use products we offer, but also in our ability to provide our customers and readers with valuable information.

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Topics: Hydraflock, Liquid Amies, Opti Swab, Throat Specimen, Disposable Medical Products

Puritan Flavored Tongue Depressors For Pediatrics and More

Apr 16, 2015 10:55:17 AM

Here at Puritan, it’s our mission to produce a wide variety of top quality single-use products that make everyday procedures easier for healthcare professionals and their patients. We know that a trip to the doctor, even just for a simple check-up, can be a stressful time for parents, because their kids are overwhelmed by the experience, and fearful of the applicators and tools used to check their vitals. To make visits to the doctor a little easier for kids and parents alike, Puritan developed flavored tongue depressors in fruity, enjoyable flavors like strawberry, cherry, and grape. We knew they would be an instant favorite of young patients, but we were happily surprised to learn how valuable these products could be for other industries too!

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Topics: Single-Use Products, tongue depressors, Flavored Tongue Depressors, tongue drepressor, puritan flavored tongue depressors

Puritan® DM Stick Wound Measurement Device Is Now Even Better!

Apr 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In hospitals, senior homes, and other healthcare facilities, wound care is extremely important. Improper wound care can lead to infection, resulting in serious medical conditions, therefore, immediate wound analysis and measurement is imperative to the health and safety of patients and practitioners alike.  For these reasons, the need for a disposable device to aid in wound measurement was undeniable. In 2001, this need was met in the form of a patent created by long-term care providers and inventors, Davis and Mangel, who developed a disposable, foam-tipped wound measurement device.

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Topics: Single-Use Products, DM Stick, Wound Care, Wound Measurement Applicators, Wound Measurement Product, Wound Measurement, Davis-Mangel Stick, Wound Care Device, Wound Care Products