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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

How to Swab for DNA Evidence

Mar 25, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Deoxyribonucleic acid, otherwise known as DNA, is the essential structure of the genetic makeup of all living things. In the world of law enforcement, the collection of DNA evidence has become a powerful tool in solving investigations, due to the simple fact that each human’s DNA is entirely unique (with the exception of identical twins).

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Topics: DNA, DNA Evidence Collection, DNA Collection

Presenting Critical Environment Applications at the University of Florida

Mar 20, 2015 9:59:00 AM


Recently Puritan's Director of Sales - South Region, Elaine Seavey Maliff, had the distinct pleasure to present an overview of “Swabs for Critical Environments” to a class of Material Science and Engineering students at the University of Florida's College of Engineering in Gainesville, FL. 

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Topics: Customer Stories, #SwabStory, Critical Environments, Flocked Swab, Industrial, Popule

Puritan Presents Opti-Swab™, The Optimal Specimen Collection & Transport System

Mar 18, 2015 11:26:00 AM


Formerly known as “Puritan Liquid Amies Transport System” for Aerobic & Fastidious Bacteria, this combination of Puritan liquid Amies medium and HydraFlock® swabs is now marketed under a new brand name, Opti-Swab™.  HydraFlock® swab’s superior proprietary patented flocked fiber design combined with optimized liquid Amies medium warrants the new brand name Opti-Swab™.

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Topics: Media Transport Systems, Media Transport System, Liquid Amies, Liquid Transport Medium, Opti Swab

For the Love of Puritan

Feb 13, 2015 11:02:26 AM

Happy Valentine's Day from Puritan!

Here at Puritan, we make our products with love, attention to detail, and the consistent quality that our customers can rely on. This year, we're celebrating Valentine's Day by asking a few of our employees what they love about working for Puritan Medical Products Company. We also asked them to share which Puritan product is their favorite. Check out their responses below, and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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Topics: Puritan, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Single-Use Products, Flavored Tongue Depressors

Stay Safe and Informed in 2015’s Measles Outbreak

Feb 12, 2015 12:00:00 PM

2015’s Measles Outbreak

Here at Puritan, it’s our mission to inform and educate our readers and customers during times of national crisis, including outbreaks and endemics of highly contagious viruses. Not only are we committed to sharing our wealth of information, but also to producing the highest quality, American made, single-use products that facilitate the identification and diagnosis of the viruses that impact our country. Today, we focus on measles, a virus which was officially eradicated in 2000, but which has made a resurgence in 2015’s growing outbreak. Since the factors contributing to the current measles outbreak are numerous, it is important to focus more on measures to take in order to help quell the spread of this dangerous virus.

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Topics: UniTranz-RT, PurFlock Ultra, Measles, Single-Use Products, Measles Virus, Measles Outbreak, Liquid Transport Medium, MMR Vaccine