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How to Kick Off a Custom Lab Kit With Puritan

Apr 19, 2017 8:40:59 AM

You're ready to develop a cutting-edge lab kit.

Where do you go for the manufacturer who can meet your product specifications, dock dates, and price point? A partner who will listen and provide guidance along the way? If your kit requires a specimen collection swab or transport media, you go to Puritan! 

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Topics: Puritan, Media Transport Systems

New: Puritan's Fecal Opti-Swab® Collection and Transport System

Feb 20, 2017 11:19:24 AM

Good news for those who love the superior performance of our Opti-Swab line: a new product has just hit the market.

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Topics: Media Transport Systems

How Point-of-Care Tests Can Make Your Life Easier This Flu Season

Oct 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Did you know that treatment for influenza is most effective when implemented just 48 hours after the onset of symptoms? Having such a short window in which to help people puts tremendous pressure on healthcare professionals. Fortunately, advancements have been made in recent years that have reduced testing turnaround time (TAT) for patients. 

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Topics: Flu, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

Life in Microbiology Just Got Richer With Puritan's Four New Transport Media

Aug 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Available now at Puritan: four new prepared microbiology media! 

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Topics: Media Transport Systems, Liquid Based Media

Top Stops to Make at the 2016 Clinical Virology Symposium

May 16, 2016 11:54:06 AM

In a few short days we are off to Daytona Beach for the 32nd annual Clinical Virology Symposium. This meeting is hosted by the American Society for Microbiology and features the latest research on viral infections. From May 19 to 22, laboratorians, physicians, biomedical researchers, and medical product manufacturers will take in sessions and make connections at networking events. We hope to see you there!

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Topics: Puritan, Media Transport Systems

How to Swab for MRSA

May 11, 2016 10:22:15 AM

Healthcare swabs are one of our specialties as a company. Through our research and interactions with many different types of healthcare providers, we have come to know how incredibly difficult and important their work is. Our goal is to make sure our swabs provide the end user with exactly what they need so they can always perform at the highest level.

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Topics: Media Transport Systems, 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

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

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