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