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Is It a Cold or the Flu? Get the Symptoms Straight

Nov 30, 2016 4:11:24 PM

Sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat—classic cold, right? It's possible, but it could also be the flu.

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Topics: Flu, Medical, Diagnostic

Inoculation Loop vs Wooden Applicator Sticks for MALDI-TOF MS Analysis

Jul 15, 2016 1:43:57 PM

Most commonly used for bacterial typing and diagnosis, the MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry (MS) method helps laboratory techs identify bacteria species quickly and efficiently. 

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Topics: Medical, Diagnostic

Puritan's Top 5 Most Popular Medical Products

Jun 30, 2016 2:31:21 PM

With the 4th of July right around the corner we're thinking about how grateful we are that all our products can be made right here in the USA. All Puritan products are manufactured, packaged, and shipped from our manufacturing facility in Guilford, Maine and we are as committed to supporting the local economy as we are to producing the highest quality products.

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Topics: Medical

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

Swabs for Cosmetics: Why Your Spa or Salon Could Use a Little Puritan

Apr 20, 2016 9:21:43 AM

Puritan manufactures high-quality swabs and other single-use products for industries such as healthcare, forensics, and food safety. But these same medical-grade swabs and other products also have fantastic beauty and wellness applications. From cotton swabs to cuticle sticks, Puritan can help spa and salon owners keep clients looking their best.

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Topics: Medical, Health and Beauty

Why Should Pets get a DNA Test?

Mar 24, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Most people understand that there are situations where human DNA needs to be collected and analyzed. DNA analysis can be used to place someone at a crime scene, to check for predisposition to diseases, or predict response to certain medications. But did you know the same can be done for pets?

The world of DNA testing for pets has expanded since the first tests became available in 2007. Veterinary offices have been the main source for these tests but in more recent years websites such as DNA My Dog and Cat Ancestry have been gaining popularity.

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Topics: Medical, Diagnostic, Veterinary

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

What You Should Know About Medical Swab Sterilization

Dec 21, 2015 8:35:06 AM

Sterilization is an incredibly important part of any medical process—everybody knows that. But how medical tools are sterilized is much less common knowledge.

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Topics: Medical

Your Beautiful, Healthy Thanksgiving Turkey... Thanks to Swabs

Nov 24, 2015 9:15:10 AM

Thanksgiving is a day when we count our blessings. We celebrate our health, our happiness, our family, and we celebrate it all by indulging in a traditional feast—a feast that generally features turkey.

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Topics: Medical, Veterinary

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

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