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How to Swab for Bacterial Contamination in Your Brewery

Sep 17, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Established restaurants and breweries take food safety very seriously. But hobbyist home brewers and new micro brewers may not have access to the food safety testing information they need to ensure they’re brewing clean beer. 

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Topics: Food Safety, Environmental Sampling, ESK, Environmental

How to Swab for Touch DNA Evidence

Sep 5, 2014 9:23:00 AM

Touch DNA, also known as Trace DNA or Low Copy Number DNA, is an advanced and fairly new crime scene investigation technique used to collect and analyze microscopic transfer cells left behind during the commission of a crime.

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Topics: DNA-Free, Forensic Swabs, DNA, Forensics

How to Collect a Buccal Swab Sample for Forensic Analysis

Aug 25, 2014 11:24:00 AM

A buccal swab, also known as a buccal smear or a cheek swab, is one of the fastest and most common ways for forensic pathologists to establish or refute a link between a suspect and a crime scene.

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Topics: Foam Tipped Swab, Flocked Swabs, DNA-Free, Cotton Tipped Applicators, Forensic Swabs, Forensics

Sterile Swabs & Medical Sampling Kits for POC Testing

Aug 14, 2014 2:45:00 PM

Recent advances in point-of-care (POC) and rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) technology have made it possible to accurately diagnose illnesses and assess environmental contaminants on-the-spot, at relatively low cost, and with few resources. Puritan Medical Products has several lines of sterile swabs and medical sampling kits that may be appropriate for RDT and POC testing. 

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Topics: Diagnostic Swab, Specimen Collection, Media Transport Systems, Dry Transport System, Point of Care, Sterile Swabs, Medical, Diagnostic

Our Swabs Are Ready For Their Close-Up: Puritan's New Zooming Feature

Aug 7, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Puritan is known as a trusted manufacturer of hundreds of products that span nearly a dozen industries. We rely on our online catalog to be an essential tool for users to search through our products, view each one, and decide which one is right for their specific application.

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Topics: Single Use Medical Products, Puritan, Swab, Specimen Collection, Manufacturing

Food Safety Testing: Which Swabs and Transport Medium Should You Use?

Jul 21, 2014 9:27:00 AM

As we approach the annual IAFP meeting in August, food safety testing is on all of our minds. Food safety best practices dictate that all food production and service companies should establish and abide by a comprehensive environmental sampling program that includes regular swabbing for pathogens

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Topics: Foam Tipped Swab, Media Transport Systems, Food Safety, Environmental Sampling, EnviroMax Plus, Industrial, Environmental, Health and Beauty

How to Buy Forensic Swabs: Choose Sterile & DNA-Free

Jul 14, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Pathologists working in the forensics industry have an entirely different set of swab requirements than their counterparts in other industries. Not only do forensic swabs need to be 100% sterile, they also need to be free of any human contaminants like DNA, DNase, and RNase. 

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Topics: Foam Tipped Swab, Specimen Collection, Flocked Swabs, DNA-Free, Cotton Tipped Applicators, Forensic Swabs, DNA, Forensics

Puritan Flocked Swabs Not in Violation of Copan European Patent

Jul 8, 2014 9:18:00 AM

Great news for Puritan customers and distributors! Germany's Düsseldorf Court has ruled that Puritan’s flocked swab products (the HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® flocked swabs) are flocked differently from Copan’s and do not violate Copan’s European patents.

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Topics: Puritan, Specimen Collection, Flocked Swabs, Medical

Whooping Cough Bacteria Viable for 48 Hours in Puritan Liquid Amies

Jun 26, 2014 8:58:00 AM

Puritan’s Liquid Amies Transport System is capable of maintaining viability of Bordetella pertussis, the most common cause of whooping cough, for up to 48 hours, according to a study presented at the 114th General Meeting of American Society of Microbiology.

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Topics: Specimen Collection, Hydraflock, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Liquid Amies, Medical, Diagnostic

Our Viral Transport Medium Preserves Respiratory Viruses for Extended Storage

Jun 19, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Multiple strains of viral respiratory infections were detected in qRT-PCR when stored for up to 192 hours at room temperature in Puritan’s UniTranz-RT™ Universal Transport System, according to a recent study presented at the 30th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium and the 114th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Topics: UniTranz-RT, Universal Transport Medium System, Specimen Collection, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Influenza, Flu Testing, Medical, Diagnostic