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
  • 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
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 lactamica ATCC® 23970™ MSN007
MicroSwab Neisseria lactamica ATCC® 23971™ MSN008
MicroSwab Neisseria lactamica ATCC® 49142™ MSN009
MicroSwab Neisseria meningitidis Group A ATCC® 13077™ MSN010
MicroSwab Neisseria meningitidis Group B ATCC® 13090™ MSN011
MicroSwab Neisseria meningitidis Group C ATCC® 13102™ MSN012
MicroSwab Neisseria mucosa ATCC® 19695™ MSN013
MicroSwab Neisseria perflava ATCC® 14799™ MSN015
MicroSwab Neisseria sicca ATCC® 9913™ MSN014
MicroSwab Nocardia asteroides ATCC® 19247™ MSN016
MicroSwab Nocardia brasiliensis ATCC® 19296™ MSN017
MicroSwab Nocardia farcinica ATCC® 3308™ MSN018
MicroSwab Oligella ureolytica ATCC® 43534™ MSO001
MicroSwab Oligella ureolytica ATCC® 43534™ MSO001
MicroSwab Oligella urethralis ATCC® 17960™ MSO002
MicroSwab Paenibacillus polymyxa ATCC® 842™ MSB004
MicroSwab Parabacteroides distasonis ATCC® BAA1295™ msp040
MicroSwab Parvimonas micra ATCC® 33270™ msp006
MicroSwab Pasteurella multocida ATCC® 43137™ MSP001
MicroSwab Penicillium chrysogenum ATCC® 10106™ msp002
MicroSwab Peptoniphilus asaccharolyticus ATCC® 29743™ msp004
MicroSwab Peptostreptococcus anaerobius ATCC® 27337™ msp003
MicroSwab Phytophthora sojae ATCC® 48069™ msp041
MicroSwab Plesiomonas shigelloides ATCC® 14029™ msp007
MicroSwab Plesiomonas shigelloides ATCC® 51903™ msp008
MicroSwab Porphyromonas gingivalis ATCC® 33277™ msp009
MicroSwab Porphyromonas levii ATCC® 29147™ msp010
MicroSwab Prevotella intermedia ATCC® 15032™ msp042
MicroSwab Prevotella loeschii ATCC® 15930™ msp025
MicroSwab Prevotella melaninogenica ATCC® 25845™ msp043
MicroSwab Propionibacterium acnes ATCC® 11827™ msp011
MicroSwab Proteus hauseri ATCC® 13315™ msp018
MicroSwab Proteus mirabilis ATCC® 12453™ msp012
MicroSwab Proteus mirabilis ATCC® 25933™ msp035
MicroSwab Proteus mirabilis ATCC® 29245™ msp013
MicroSwab Proteus mirabilis ATCC® 35659™ msp015
MicroSwab Proteus mirabilis ATCC® 43071™ msp016
MicroSwab Proteus mirabilis ATCC® 7002™ msp017
MicroSwab Proteus mirabilis WDCM 00023-ATCC® 29906™ msp014
MicroSwab Proteus vulgaris ATCC® 49132™ msp019
MicroSwab Proteus vulgaris ATCC® 6380™ msp020
MicroSwab Proteus vulgaris ATCC® 8427™ msp021
MicroSwab Providencia alcalifaciens ATCC® 51902™ msp022
MicroSwab Providencia stuartii ATCC® 33672™ msp023
MicroSwab Providencia stuartii ATCC® 49809™ msp024
MicroSwab Pseudomonas aeruginosa WDCM 00114-ATCC® 25668™ msp044
MicroSwab Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC® 15442™ msp038
MicroSwab Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC® 19429™ msp036
MicroSwab Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC® 25619™ msp027
MicroSwab Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC® 35422™ msp029
MicroSwab Pseudomonas aeruginosa WDCM 00024-ATCC® 10145™ msp026
MicroSwab Pseudomonas aeruginosa WDCM 00025-ATCC® 27853™ msp028
MicroSwab Pseudomonas aeruginosa WDCM 00026-ATCC® 9027™ msp030
MicroSwab Pseudomonas fluorescens WDCM 00115-ATCC® 13525™ msp032
MicroSwab Pseudomonas putida ATCC® 49128™ msp033
MicroSwab Pseudomonas sp. ATCC® 19144™ msp045
MicroSwab Pseudomonas stutzeri ATCC® 17588™ msp034
MicroSwab Ralstonia insidiosa ATCC® 49129™ MSB029
MicroSwab Rhizopus stolonifer ATCC® 14037™ MSr001