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: Puritan, Flocked Swabs

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: Puritan, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

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: Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems

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: Puritan, Flocked Swabs, Controlled Environments

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: Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Medical

The Top 3 Methods For Diagnosing Influenza

Feb 5, 2015 2:43:00 PM

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Topics: Flu, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

Flu Season 2015 - Puritan Responds

Jan 14, 2015 10:20:00 AM

2015 started off with a bang, and unfortunately so did the flu virus. Having swiftly spread throughout the country and increased in intensity from past years, 2015’s dominant strain, H3N2 is cause for concern. The CDC has reported that the flu virus has reached widespread levels, already causing the deaths of 21 children this season. While the CDC still strongly suggests getting vaccinated, they are also aware that the vaccine is not as effective as they had originally hoped, due to the difference in strain from years prior.
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Topics: Flu, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

Presenting Forensic Swabbing Techniques at Westwood College

Dec 22, 2014 3:09:00 PM

Recently Puritan’s Director of Sales - South Region, Elaine Seavey Maliff, had the opportunity to present on forensic swabbing techniques to a class of CSI students at Westwood College in Atlanta. Read her account below. 

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic, Forensics

Why Flocked Swabs Should Not be Coated

Dec 12, 2014 1:22:00 PM

Flocked swabs have been hailed by the microbiology and diagnostic communities for their ability to absorb and elute more specimen than traditional fiber or foam swabs. But not all flocked swabs are created equal. 

Some flocked swabs, like Copan's eSwab, are coated with biopolymers that are said to “improve the recovery and survival of organisms.”

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

Puritan Flocked Swabs: HydraFlock® vs. PurFlock Ultra® - What's the Difference?

Dec 8, 2014 11:58:00 AM

Why are flocked swabs more effective at collecting and eluting specimens than other swab types? It all comes down to the materials and construction. The type of fibers used, plus the swab's physical construction/manufacturing process, have an impact on results because it is the swab tip that comes in direct contact with the specimen to be collected. 

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

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