Before You Say AHH... Learn More About Swabbing for Strep Throat

Mar 4, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Do you have a sore throat? headache? fever, chills, and muscle pains? These can be early signs of  influenza, strep throat and other winter illnesses.

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Medical, Diagnostic

You Asked for It. We Made it. Introducing Opti-Tranz™ and Opti-Tranz Plus™ Collection & Transport Systems

Feb 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM

You asked for it. We made it. (And we made it better.)

Introducing Opti-Tranz® and Opti-Tranz® Plus – our brand new line of traditional liquid and semi solid collection and transport systems for bacteriological applications.

Available with different size swab tips and handles, this new line pairs traditional transport medium options with innovative swab technologies to facilitate the collection of specimens from various patient sites.

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

A History of Specimen Collection: Swabs Then and Now

Feb 11, 2016 10:26:25 AM

Transport medium, in general, is defined as non-nutritive balanced, buffered media to provide a controlled environment and to maintain the viability of microorganisms without a significant increase in growth.

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

Flu Season Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About Puritan Swabs

Dec 17, 2015 8:29:23 AM

The flu is always a big topic of conversation this time of year—in the news, on the internet, everywhere—and there's a lot of information out there for medical professionals who are involved in flu testing. But how much of it is truly helpful?

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Topics: Flu, Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

How to Choose a Flocked Swab for Flu Testing

Nov 30, 2015 3:33:15 PM

When dealing with small or elusive samples as those needed for flu testing, flocked swabs are the way to go. Their ability to collect and elute specimen is unparalleled. 

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Topics: Flu, Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

Which is the Best Type of Swab to Use When Diagnosing the Flu?

Nov 20, 2015 3:41:00 PM

Flocked Swab Flu Test

To the average patient, a flu test may seem simple. Stick a long swab up someone's nose and test the swab for the virus. Easy, right?

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Topics: Flu, Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

How Product Customization Really Works: A Case Study For Environmental Sampling Kits

Nov 11, 2015 8:47:48 AM

So you're considering purchasing a customized medical or environmental sampling product and you know what you need to do to get started, but you'd like to know how customization works in the real world before you commit. We understand that (and if you still need more information on how customization works, we recommend reading our previous posts on the subject).

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Topics: Media Transport Systems, Medical, Diagnostic, Forensics, Health and Beauty, Controlled Environments

Lab Kits & Swab Customization: What to Know Before You Buy

Oct 21, 2015 10:18:58 AM

Did you catch our previous post about how to decide whether customization is right for you? If not, we recommend you check out that post before diving into the specifics discussed here. 

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Topics: Media Transport Systems, Medical, Diagnostic, Forensics, Health and Beauty, Controlled Environments

Should You Order Customized Lab Kits and Swabs?

Oct 8, 2015 2:44:16 PM

Many companies find value in product customization, but is it right for yours? Should you customize your lab kits, swabs and other single use medical products? Here’s what you should consider before making your decision on whether to go custom.

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Topics: Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic, 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: Diagnostic, Genetics

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