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 Neisseria gonorrhoeae ATCC® 49981™ MSN006
MicroSwab Neisseria gonorrhoeae ATCC® 49226™ MSN005
MicroSwab Neisseria gonorrhoeae ATCC® 43070™ MSN004
MicroSwab Neisseria gonorrhoeae ATCC® 43069™ MSN003
MicroSwab Neisseria gonorrhoeae ATCC® 31426™ MSN002
MicroSwab Neisseria gonorrhoeae ATCC® 19424™ MSN001
MicroSwab Myroides odoratus ATCC® 4651™ MSF001
MicroSwab Morganella morganii WDCM 00112-ATCC® 25830™ MSM007
MicroSwab Moraxella osloensis ATCC® 10973™ MSM008
MicroSwab Moraxella catarrhalis ATCC® 8176™ MSB025
MicroSwab Moraxella catarrhalis ATCC® 49143™ MSB024
MicroSwab Moraxella catarrhalis ATCC® 25240™ MSB023
MicroSwab Moraxella catarrhalis ATCC® 25238™ MSB022
MicroSwab Moraxella catarrhalis ATCC® 23246™ MSB021
MicroSwab Microsporum canis ATCC® 11621™ MSM006
MicroSwab Micrococcus sp. ATCC® 700405™ MSM005
MicroSwab Micrococcus luteus WDCM 00111-ATCC® 4698™ MSM001
MicroSwab Micrococcus luteus ATCC® 49732™ MSM002
MicroSwab Micrococcus luteus ATCC® 10240™ MSM009
MicroSwab Malassezia furfur ATCC ® 14521™ MSM012
MicroSwab Macrococcus caseolyticus ATCC® 35662™ mss050
MicroSwab Lysinibacillus sphaericus ATCC® 4525™ MSB005
MicroSwab Listeria welshimeri ATCC® 35897™ MSL027
MicroSwab Listeria seeligeri ATCC® 35967™ MSL026
MicroSwab Listeria monocytogenes WDCM 00021-ATCC® 13932™ MSL023
MicroSwab Listeria monocytogenes WDCM 00020-ATCC® 19111™ MSL011
MicroSwab Listeria monocytogenes ATCC® BAA751™ MSL024
MicroSwab Listeria monocytogenes ATCC® 7644™ MSL012
MicroSwab Listeria monocytogenes ATCC® 19117™ MSL025
MicroSwab Listeria monocytogenes ATCC® 19115™ MSL013
MicroSwab Listeria monocytogenes ATCC® 15313™ MSL015
MicroSwab Listeria ivanovii WDCM 00018-ATCC® 19119™ MSL010
MicroSwab Listeria innocua WDCM 00017-ATCC® 33090™ MSL008
MicroSwab Listeria grayi ATCC® 25401™ MSL007
MicroSwab Legionella pneumophila WDCM 00107-ATCC® 33152™ MSL006
MicroSwab Leclercia adecarboxylata ATCC® 23216™ MSL005
MicroSwab Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis ATCC® 11454™ MSL004
MicroSwab Lactobacillus rhamnosus WDCM 00101-ATCC® 7469™ MSL003
MicroSwab Lactobacillus plantarum ATCC® 8014™ MSL014
MicroSwab Lactobacillus casei subsp. casei WDCM 00100-ATCC® 393™ MSL002
MicroSwab Lactobacillus acidophilus WDCM 00098-ATCC® 4356™ MSL001
MicroSwab Kurthia gibsonii ATCC® 43195™ MSK018
MicroSwab Kocuria rosea ATCC® 186™ MSK011
MicroSwab Kocuria rhizophila ATCC® 9341™ MSM004
MicroSwab Kocuria rhizophila ATCC® 533™ MSM003
MicroSwab Kocuria kristinae ATCC® BAA-752™ MSK017
MicroSwab Klebsiella variicola WDCM 00206-ATCC® 31488™ MSK016
MicroSwab Klebsiella pneumoniae WDCM 00097-ATCC® 13883™ MSK004
MicroSwab Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC® BAA1706™ MSK014
MicroSwab Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC® BAA1705™ MSK013
MicroSwab Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC® 9997™ MSK010
MicroSwab Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC® 700603™ MSK009
MicroSwab Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC® 35657™ MSK008
MicroSwab Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC® 33495™ MSK007
MicroSwab Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC® 27736™ MSK006
MicroSwab Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC® 23357™ MSK005
MicroSwab Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC® 10031™ MSK003
MicroSwab Klebsiella oxytoca ATCC® 700324™ MSK012
MicroSwab Klebsiella oxytoca ATCC® 49131™ MSK002
MicroSwab Klebsiella oxytoca ATCC® 43086™ MSK001