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

Our MicroSwabs are easy to use.

With the following simple actions you have inoculated your culture media.


Break the red "snap" valve by bending to a 45° angle.


Gently squeeze cap until all fluid moistens the lyophilized pellet in the bottom of the tube.


Gently shake so swab absorb rehydrated pellet.


Remove cap from tube and inoculate media.

Name Category code Additional data
MicroSwab Staphylococcus epidermidis WDCM 00132-ATCC® 14990™ MicroSwab mss052
MicroSwab Staphylococcus hominis ATCC® 27844™ MicroSwab mss055
MicroSwab Staphylococcus intermedius ATCC® 29663™ MicroSwab mss118
MicroSwab Staphylococcus lentus ATCC® 700403™ MicroSwab mss056
MicroSwab Staphylococcus pseudintermedius ATCC® 49444™ MicroSwab mss119
MicroSwab Staphylococcus saprophyticus ATCC® BAA750™ MicroSwab mss120
MicroSwab Staphylococcus saprophyticus ATCC® 35552™ MicroSwab mss058
MicroSwab Staphylococcus saprophyticus ATCC® 49453™ MicroSwab mss059
MicroSwab Staphylococcus saprophyticus ATCC® 49907™ MicroSwab mss060
MicroSwab Staphylococcus saprophyticus WDCM 00159-ATCC® 15305™ MicroSwab mss057
MicroSwab Staphylococcus sciuri ATCC® 29061™ MicroSwab mss121
MicroSwab Staphylococcus sciuri ATCC® 29060™ MicroSwab mss061
MicroSwab Staphylococcus xylosus ATCC® 29967™ MicroSwab mss062
MicroSwab Staphylococcus xylosus ATCC® 29971™ MicroSwab mss063
MicroSwab Staphylococcus xylosus ATCC® 35663™ MicroSwab mss064
MicroSwab Staphylococcus xylosus ATCC® 49148™ MicroSwab mss065
MicroSwab Staphylococcus xylosus ATCC® 700404™ MicroSwab mss066
MicroSwab Stenotrophomonas maltophilia ATCC® 17666™ MicroSwab mss112
MicroSwab Stenotrophomonas maltophilia ATCC® 13637™ MicroSwab mss067
MicroSwab Stenotrophomonas maltophilia ATCC® 51331™ MicroSwab mss068
MicroSwab Streptococcus agalactiae ATCC® 12386™ MicroSwab mss092
MicroSwab Streptococcus agalactiae ATCC® CL 810 ™ MicroSwab mss122
MicroSwab Streptococcus agalactiae ATCC® 27956™ MicroSwab mss070
MicroSwab Streptococcus anginosus ATCC® 33397™ MicroSwab mss072
MicroSwab Streptococcus bovis ATCC® 35034™ MicroSwab mss076
MicroSwab Streptococcus bovis WDCM 00133-ATCC® 33317 ™ MicroSwab mss123
MicroSwab Streptococcus dysgalactiae ATCC® 12388™ MicroSwab mss093
MicroSwab Streptococcus dysgalactiae ATCC® 12394™ MicroSwab mss095
MicroSwab Streptococcus dysgalactiae ATCC® 35666™ MicroSwab mss073
MicroSwab Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus ATCC® 700400™ MicroSwab mss124
MicroSwab Streptococcus equi subsp.equi ATCC® 9528™ MicroSwab mss079
MicroSwab Streptococcus galloltyticus ATCC® 49475™ MicroSwab mss075
MicroSwab Streptococcus gallolyticus ATCC® 49147™ MicroSwab mss077
MicroSwab Streptococcus gallolyticus ATCC® 9809™ MicroSwab mss078
MicroSwab Streptococcus mutans ATCC® 25175™ MicroSwab mss125
MicroSwab Streptococcus mutans ATCC® 35668™ MicroSwab mss081
MicroSwab Streptococcus oralis ATCC® 6249™ MicroSwab mss080
MicroSwab Streptococcus oralis ATCC® 9811™ MicroSwab mss082
MicroSwab Streptococcus pasteurianus ATCC® 49133™ MicroSwab mss074
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 27336™ MicroSwab mss083
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 49136™ MicroSwab mss084
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 49150™ MicroSwab mss085
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 49619™ MicroSwab mss086
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 6303™ MicroSwab mss087
MicroSwab Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 6305™ MicroSwab mss088
MicroSwab Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC® 12384™ MicroSwab mss089
MicroSwab Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC® 19615™ MicroSwab mss090
MicroSwab Streptococcus salivarius ATCC® 13419 ™ MicroSwab mss126
MicroSwab Streptococcus sanguis ATCC® 10556™ MicroSwab mss091
MicroSwab Streptococcus sp. (Group D) ATCC® 27284™ MicroSwab mss096
MicroSwab Streptococcus sp. (Group F) ATCC® 12392™ MicroSwab mss094
MicroSwab Streptococcus uberis ATCC® 700407™ MicroSwab mss097
MicroSwab Streptomyces somialensis ATCC® 33201™ MicroSwab mss099
MicroSwab Tannerella forsythensis ATCC® 700191™ MicroSwab MST003
MicroSwab Trichophyton mentagrophytes ATCC® 9533™ MicroSwab MST001
MicroSwab Trichophyton rubrum ATCC® 28188™ MicroSwab MST002
MicroSwab Yarrowia lipolytica ATCC® 9773™ MicroSwab MSY001
MicroSwab Yersinia enterocolitica WDCM 00160-ATCC® 23715™ MicroSwab MSY002
MicroSwab Yersinia enterocolitica WDCM 00038-ATCC® 9610™ MicroSwab MSY003
MicroSwab Yersinia kristensenii ATCC® 33639™ MicroSwab MSY004