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
  • More than 400 different strains are available, traceable 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

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MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 9006™ MSH011
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 49766™ MSH010
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 49247™ MSH009
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 49144™ MSH008
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 35056™ MSH007
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 33930™ MSH006
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 33533™ MSH005
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 19418™ MSH004
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 10211™ MSH003
MicroSwab Haemophilus haemolyticus ATCC® 33390™ MSH002
MicroSwab Haemophilus aphrophilus ATCC® 19415™ MSH001
MicroSwab Geobacillus stearothermophilus ATCC® 12980™ MSG004
MicroSwab Geobacillus stearothermophilus ATCC® 12976™ MSG003
MicroSwab Gardnerella vaginalis ATCC® 49145™ MSG002
MicroSwab Gardnerella vaginalis ATCC® 14018™ MSG001
MicroSwab Fluoribacter bozemanae ATCC® 33217™ MSF003
MicroSwab Fusobacterium nucleatum ATCC® 25586™ MSF002
MicroSwab Myroides odoratus ATCC® 4651™ MSF001
MicroSwab Enterobacter hormaechei ATCC® 700323™ MSE048
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 11229™ MSE047
MicroSwab Eikenella corrodens ATCC® BAA1152™ MSE046
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecium WDCM 00177-ATCC® 6057™ MSE040
MicroSwab Enterococcus casseiflavus ATCC® 700327™ MSE039
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 9637™ MSE038
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 10536™ MSE037
MicroSwab Enterococcus hirae WDCM 00011-ATCC® 10541™ MSE036
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecalis WDCM 00210-ATCC® 33186™ MSE035
MicroSwab Cronobacter muytjensii WDCM 00213- ATCC® 51329™ MSE034
MicroSwab Eggerthella lenta ATCC® 43055™ MSE033
MicroSwab Escherichia coli WDCM 00012,WDCM 00196-ATCC® 8739™ MSE032
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 51755™ MSE031
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 51446™ MSE030
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 35421™ MSE028
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 35218™ MSE027
MicroSwab Escherichia coli WDCM 00013-ATCC® 25922™ MSE025
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 14948™ MSE024
MicroSwab Escherichia coli WDCM 00090-ATCC® 11775™ MSE023
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 11303™ MSE022
MicroSwab Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae ATCC® 19414™ MSE021
MicroSwab Epidermophyton floccosum ATCC® 52066™ MSE020
MicroSwab Enterococcus gallinarum ATCC® 700425™ MSE019
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecium ATCC® 35667™ MSE018
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecalis WDCM 00085,WDCM 00152-ATCC® 51299™ MSE017
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecalis ATCC® 49149™ MSE016
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecalis WDCM 00087-ATCC® 29212™ MSE015
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecalis WDCM 00009-ATCC® 19433™ MSE014
MicroSwab Enterococcus durans ATCC® 6056™ MSE013
MicroSwab Enterococcus durans ATCC® 49479™ MSE012
MicroSwab Enterococcus durans ATCC® 49135™ MSE011
MicroSwab Enterococcus durans ATCC® 19432™ MSE010
MicroSwab Enterococcus durans ATCC® 11576™ MSE009
MicroSwab Enterococcus avium ATCC® 49464™ MSE008
MicroSwab Enterococcus avium ATCC® 14025™ MSE007
MicroSwab Enterobacter gergoviae ATCC® 33028™ MSE006
MicroSwab Enterobacter cloacae ATCC® 49141™ MSE005
MicroSwab Enterobacter cloacae WDCM 00082-ATCC® 23355™ MSE004
MicroSwab Enterobacter cloacae WDCM 00083-ATCC® 13047™ MSE003
MicroSwab Enterobacter aerogenes ATCC® 35028™ MSE002
MicroSwab Enterobacter aerogenes WDCM 00175-ATCC® 13048™ MSE001
MicroSwab Delftia acidovorans ATCC® 15668™ MSD001