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 Elizabethkingia meningoseptica ATCC® 13253™ MSC021
MicroSwab Enterobacter aerogenes ATCC® 35028™ MSE002
MicroSwab Enterobacter aerogenes WDCM 00175-ATCC® 13048™ MSE001
MicroSwab Enterobacter cloacae WDCM 00083-ATCC® 13047™ MSE003
MicroSwab Enterobacter hormaechei ATCC® 700323™ MSE048
MicroSwab Enterococcus avium ATCC® 14025™ MSE007
MicroSwab Enterococcus avium ATCC® 49464™ MSE008
MicroSwab Enterococcus casseiflavus ATCC® 700327™ MSE039
MicroSwab Enterococcus durans ATCC® 11576™ MSE009
MicroSwab Enterococcus durans ATCC® 19432™ MSE010
MicroSwab Enterococcus durans ATCC® 49135™ MSE011
MicroSwab Enterococcus durans ATCC® 49479™ MSE012
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecalis ATCC® 49149™ MSE016
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecalis WDCM 00009-ATCC® 19433™ MSE014
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecalis WDCM 00087-ATCC® 29212™ MSE015
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecalis WDCM 00085,WDCM 00152-ATCC® 51299™ MSE017
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecalis WDCM 00210-ATCC® 33186™ MSE035
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecium ATCC® 35667™ MSE018
MicroSwab Enterococcus faecium WDCM 00177-ATCC® 6057™ MSE040
MicroSwab Enterococcus hirae WDCM 00011-ATCC® 10541™ MSE036
MicroSwab Epidermophyton floccosum ATCC® 52066™ MSE020
MicroSwab Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae ATCC® 19414™ MSE021
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 10536™ MSE037
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 11229™ MSE047
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 14948™ MSE024
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 35218™ MSE027
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 35421™ MSE028
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 51446™ MSE030
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 51755™ MSE031
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 9637™ MSE038
MicroSwab Escherichia coli WDCM 00013-ATCC® 25922™ MSE025
MicroSwab Escherichia coli WDCM 00012,WDCM 00196-ATCC® 8739™ MSE032
MicroSwab Exiguobacterium aurantiacum ATCC® 49676™ MSC034
MicroSwab Finegoldia magna ATCC® 29328™ msp005
MicroSwab Fluoribacter bozemanae ATCC® 33217™ MSF003
MicroSwab Fusobacterium nucleatum ATCC® 25586™ MSF002
MicroSwab Gardnerella vaginalis ATCC® 14018™ MSG001
MicroSwab Gardnerella vaginalis ATCC® 49145™ MSG002
MicroSwab Geobacillus stearothermophilus ATCC® 12976™ MSG003
MicroSwab Geobacillus stearothermophilus ATCC® 12980™ MSG004
MicroSwab Geobacillus stearothermophilus ATCC® 7953™ MSB006
MicroSwab Geotrichum capitatum ATCC® 10663™ MSB017
MicroSwab Haemophilus aphrophilus ATCC® 19415™ MSH001
MicroSwab Haemophilus haemolyticus ATCC® 33390™ MSH002
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 10211™ MSH003
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 19418™ MSH004
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 33533™ MSH005
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 33930™ MSH006
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 35056™ MSH007
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 49144™ MSH008
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 49247™ MSH009
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 49766™ MSH010
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 9006™ MSH011
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 9833™ MSH017
MicroSwab Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® CL 511™ MSH018
MicroSwab Haemophilus parahaemolyticus ATCC® 10014™ MSH013
MicroSwab Haemophilus parainfluenzae ATCC® 51505™ MSH014
MicroSwab Haemophilus paraphrophilus ATCC® 49146™ MSH016
MicroSwab Haemophilus paraphrophilus ATCC® 49917™ MSH019
MicroSwab Issatchenkia orientalis ATCC® 6258™ MSC016