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

Name code
MicroSwab Rhodococcus equi WDCM 00028- ATCC® 6939™ MSr002
MicroSwab Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC® 32701™ MSS001
MicroSwab Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC® 4098™ MSS002
MicroSwab Saccharomyces cerevisiae WDCM 00058-ATCC® 9763™ mss101
MicroSwab Salmonella abaetetuba ATCC® 35640™ MSS003
MicroSwab Salmonella abony WDCM 00029-NCTC® 6017™ mss100
MicroSwab Salmonella anatum ATCC® 9270™ MSS004
MicroSwab Salmonella arizonae ATCC® 13314™ MSS005
MicroSwab Salmonella choleraesuis ATCC® 10708™ mss102
MicroSwab Salmonella diarizonae ATCC® 29226™ MSS008
MicroSwab Salmonella enterica ATCC® 12325™ mss127
MicroSwab Salmonella enteritidis WDCM 00030-ATCC® 13076™ MSS006
MicroSwab Salmonella Group D, not typhi ATCC® CL BF-SD™ mss113
MicroSwab Salmonella kunzendorf ATCC® 12011™ mss014
MicroSwab Salmonella paratyphi ATCC® 9150™ mss015
MicroSwab Salmonella pullorum ATCC® 19945™ mss104
MicroSwab Salmonella schottmuelleri ATCC® 8759™ mss011
MicroSwab Salmonella sp. ATCC® 35664™ mss114
MicroSwab Salmonella tallahassee ATCC® 12002™ mss016
MicroSwab Salmonella typhimurium WDCM 00121-ATCC® 13311™ mss103
MicroSwab Salmonella typhimurium ATCC® 29631™ MSS009
MicroSwab Salmonella typhimurium WDCM 00031-ATCC® 14028™ mss018
MicroSwab Salmonella vellore ATCC® 15611™ mss019
MicroSwab Serratia liquefaciens ATCC® 27592™ mss020
MicroSwab Serratia marcescens ATCC® 13880™ mss021
MicroSwab Serratia marcescens ATCC® 14756™ mss022
MicroSwab Serratia marcescens ATCC® 27857™ mss115
MicroSwab Serratia marcescens ATCC® 8100™ mss023
MicroSwab Serratia marcescens ATCC® CLD1™ mss116
MicroSwab Serratia odorifera ATCC® 33077™ mss025
MicroSwab Serratia rubidaea ATCC® 33670™ mss026
MicroSwab Shewanella putrefaciens ATCC® 49138™ mss027
MicroSwab Shewanella putrefaciens ATCC® 8071™ mss028
MicroSwab Shigella boydii ATCC® 9207™ mss029
MicroSwab Shigella flexneri WDCM 00126-ATCC® 12022™ mss031
MicroSwab Shigella sonnei ATCC® 25931™ mss032
MicroSwab Shigella sonnei ATCC® 9290™ mss033
MicroSwab Sphingobacterium multivorum ATCC® 35656™ mss034
MicroSwab Sphingomonas trueperi ATCC® 12417™ mss035
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® BAA 1026™ mss106
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® BAA 976™ mss108
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® BAA 977™ mss107
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® 12598™ mss036
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® 12600™ mss037
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® 25904™ mss038
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® 31153™ mss041
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® 33591™ mss042
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® 33862™ mss043
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® 49476™ mss045
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus ATCC® 51153™ mss046
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus WDCM 00032,WDCM 00193-ATCC® 6538™ mss047
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus WDCM 00033,WDCM 00193,WDCM 00195-ATCC® 6538P™ mss048
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus WDCM 00034-ATCC® 25923™ mss039
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus WDCM 00035-ATCC® 9144™ mss105
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus WDCM 00131-ATCC® 29213™ mss040
MicroSwab Staphylococcus aureus WDCM 00211-ATCC® 43300™ mss044
MicroSwab Staphylococcus capitis ATCC® 35661™ mss049
MicroSwab Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC® 29887™ mss053
MicroSwab Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC® 49134™ mss054
MicroSwab Staphylococcus epidermidis WDCM 00036-ATCC® 12228™ mss051