microswab

MicroSwab: A MicroSwab consists of a lyophilized pellet of a single microorganism strain inside a pen-like device. This pen-like device contains a sterile swab and rehydration fluid to facilitate the transfer of the microorganisms directly to culture media. The pellet has no defined CFU assay but a minimum of 1000CFU/pellet to ensure proper growth. Use MicroSwabs whenever a defined assay value is not needed. The MicroSwabs are up to 4 passages removed from reference strain.


A practical source for microorganisms.


The MicroSwab show several advantages, which make them a great source for ATCC®∗ derivatives, if defined assay value is not required.

  • Each lyophilized preparation is less than or equal to 4 passages from a reference culture.
  • The pen-like MicroSwabs are easy to use.
  • They can be stored at 2-8°C.
  • MicroSwabs expire 12-24 months after production.
  • More than 400 different strains are available, tracable to authentic ATCC®∗ reference cultures.
  • MicroSwabs are sold in economical units of two.
  • A certificate of analysis for your QM documentation is included.

MicroSwabs - there's no easier way!

  • Do you know other products similar to ours? Then you may be aware of the following problems:
  • some products also have a container of rehydration fluid inside a pen-like device. However this container is made of glass; you have to apply a substantial amount of pressure to break it in order to rehydrate the lyophilized pellet.
  • Other lyophilized preparations have to be pinched a homogenous suspension with the rehydration fluid.
  • Our MicroSwabs are easy to handle. And this for the following reasons:
  • With the following simple actions you have inoculated your culture media.

MicroSwab pen-like device
MicroSwab pen-like device
1. BREAK
1. BREAK
2. SQUEEZE
2. SQUEEZE
3. SHAKE
3. SHAKE
4. INOCULATE
4. INOCULATE

Name code
MicroSwab Zygosaccharomyces rouxii ATCC® 28253™ MSZ001
MicroSwab Yersinia kristensenii ATCC® 33639™ MSY004
MicroSwab Yersinia enterocolitica WDCM 00038-ATCC® 9610™ MSY003
MicroSwab Yersinia enterocolitica WDCM 00160-ATCC® 23715™ MSY002
MicroSwab Yarrowia lipolytica ATCC® 9773™ MSY001
MicroSwab Tannerella forsythensis ATCC® 700191™ MST003
MicroSwab Trichophyton rubrum ATCC® 28188™ MST002
MicroSwab Trichophyton mentagrophytes ATCC® 9533™ MST001
MicroSwab Salmonella enterica ATCC® 12325™ mss127
MicroSwab Streptococcus salivarius ATCC® 13419 ™ mss126
MicroSwab Streptococcus mutans ATCC® 25175™ mss125
MicroSwab Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus ATCC® 700400™ mss124
MicroSwab Streptococcus bovis WDCM 00133-ATCC® 33317 ™ mss123
MicroSwab Streptococcus agalactiae ATCC® CL 810 ™ mss122
MicroSwab Staphylococcus sciuri ATCC® 29061™ mss121
MicroSwab Staphylococcus saprophyticus ATCC® BAA750™ mss120
MicroSwab Staphylococcus pseudintermedius ATCC® 49444™ mss119
MicroSwab Staphylococcus intermedius ATCC® 29663™ mss118
MicroSwab Serratia marcescens ATCC® CLD1™ mss116
MicroSwab Serratia marcescens ATCC® 27857™ mss115
MicroSwab Salmonella sp. ATCC® 35664™ mss114
MicroSwab Salmonella Group D, not typhi ATCC® CL BF-SD™ mss113
MicroSwab Stenotrophomonas maltophilia ATCC® 17666™ mss112
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® BAA 976™ mss108
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® BAA 977™ mss107
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® BAA 1026™ mss106
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus WDCM 00035-ATCC® 9144™ mss105
MicroSwab Salmonella pullorum ATCC® 19945™ mss104
MicroSwab Salmonella typhimurium WDCM 00121-ATCC® 13311™ mss103
MicroSwab Salmonella choleraesuis ATCC® 10708™ mss102
MicroSwab Saccharomyces cerevisiae WDCM 00058-ATCC® 9763™ mss101
MicroSwab Salmonella abony WDCM 00029-NCTC® 6017™ mss100
MicroSwab Streptomyces somialensis ATCC® 33201™ mss099
MicroSwab Streptococcus uberis ATCC® 700407™ mss097
MicroSwab Streptococcus sp. (Group D) ATCC® 27284™ mss096
MicroSwab Streptococcus dysgalactiae ATCC® 12394™ mss095
MicroSwab Streptococcus sp. (Group F) ATCC® 12392™ mss094
MicroSwab Streptococcus dysgalactiae ATCC® 12388™ mss093
MicroSwab Streptococcus agalactiae ATCC® 12386™ mss092
MicroSwab Streptococcus sanguis ATCC® 10556™ mss091
MicroSwab Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC® 19615™ mss090
MicroSwab Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC® 12384™ mss089
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 6305™ mss088
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 6303™ mss087
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 49619™ mss086
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 49150™ mss085
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 49136™ mss084
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 27336™ mss083
MicroSwab Streptococcus oralis ATCC® 9811™ mss082
MicroSwab Streptococcus mutans ATCC® 35668™ mss081
MicroSwab Streptococcus oralis ATCC® 6249™ mss080
MicroSwab Streptococcus equi subsp.equi ATCC® 9528™ mss079
MicroSwab Streptococcus gallolyticus ATCC® 9809™ mss078
MicroSwab Streptococcus gallolyticus ATCC® 49147™ mss077
MicroSwab Streptococcus bovis ATCC® 35034™ mss076
MicroSwab Streptococcus galloltyticus ATCC® 49475™ mss075
MicroSwab Streptococcus pasteurianus ATCC® 49133™ mss074
MicroSwab Streptococcus dysgalactiae ATCC® 35666™ mss073
MicroSwab Streptococcus anginosus ATCC® 33397™ mss072
MicroSwab Streptococcus agalactiae ATCC® 27956™ mss070