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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

Three Key Steps to Effective DNA Swab Collection at Crime Scenes

Aug 18, 2015 2:44:00 PM

DNA swabbing has revolutionized crime scene investigation. Now forensic professionals can extract information from even the tiniest of samples of epithelial cells, blood, semen, saliva, urine, bone, and other tissue.

But DNA testing for forensic analysis is only as effective as the sample collection methods. Improper sample collection, transport, and testing can lead to contaminated evidence and potentially invalidated results.

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Topics: DNA, Forensics

Learn How Our Swabs Play a Role in Genetics Testing

Jul 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In April 2003, Nature Magazine published the final release of data from the completed Human Genome Project. The findings were remarkable, and the list of contributors was extensive. But as ground breaking as this was for those involved, the general public still believed this was quite a fanatical science. The development of the entire human mapping, genotypically, still had not provided real evidence in correlation to disease outbreak or phenotypical differences. And while this milestone lead to the identification of genomes from other species, there was still no tangible meaning to it all.

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Topics: DNA, Genetics

Puritan Helps Develop Innovative Product for Cryotherapy Treatment

Jul 14, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Recently, Anusha Gandhi, Puritan’s Director of Sales for the West Region had a chance to collaborate with Nuance Medical’s CEO, Marc Lieberman, and COO, George Walker II, at their headquarters in Carlsbad, CA.

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Topics: Customer Stories, #SwabStory, Medical

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, Veterinary

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: DNA, 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