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 Campylobacter jejuni ATCC® 49943™ MSC058
MicroSwab Campylobacter jejuni ATCC® 33292™ MSC001
MicroSwab Campylobacter jejuni WDCM 00005-ATCC® 33291™ msc003
MicroSwab Campylobacter jejuni WDCM 00156-ATCC® 29428™ MSC002
MicroSwab Candida albicans ATCC® 64548™ MSC054
MicroSwab Candida albicans ATCC® 90028™ MSC049
MicroSwab Candida albicans ATCC® 14053™ msc006
MicroSwab Candida albicans ATCC® 36232™ msc004
MicroSwab Candida albicans ATCC® 60193™ msc007
MicroSwab Candida albicans ATCC® 66027™ msc008
MicroSwab Candida albicans WDCM 00054-ATCC® 10231™ msc005
MicroSwab Candida glabrata ATCC® 90030™ MSC052
MicroSwab Candida glabrata ATCC® 15126™ msc009
MicroSwab Candida glabrata ATCC® 2001™ MSC010
MicroSwab Candida glabrata ATCC® 66032™ MSC011
MicroSwab Candida guilliermondii ATCC® 6260™ MSC012
MicroSwab Candida kefyr ATCC® 2512™ MSC013
MicroSwab Candida kefyr ATCC® 66028™ MSC014
MicroSwab Candida krusei ATCC® 14243™ MSC015
MicroSwab Candida parapsilosis ATCC® 22019™ MSC017
MicroSwab Candida parapsilosis ATCC® 34136™ MSC018
MicroSwab Candida tropicalis ATCC® 66029™ MSC019
MicroSwab Candida tropicalis ATCC® 750™ MSC020
MicroSwab Cardiobacterium hominis ATCC® 14900™ MSC061
MicroSwab Chryseobacterium indologenes ATCC® 49471™ MSC055
MicroSwab Citrobacter freundii ATCC® 8454™ MSC056
MicroSwab Citrobacter freundii ATCC® 8090™ MSC022
MicroSwab Citrobacter freundii WDCM 00006-ATCC® 43864™ MSC051
MicroSwab Clostrdium ramosum ATCC® 13937™ MSC057
MicroSwab Clostridium difficile ATCC® 9689™ MSC023
MicroSwab Clostridium histolyticum ATCC® 19401™ MSC024
MicroSwab Clostridium novyi ATCC® 7659™ MSC025
MicroSwab Clostridium perfringens WDCM 00007-ATCC® 13124™ MSC026
MicroSwab Clostridium septicum ATCC® 12464™ MSC053
MicroSwab Clostridium sordellii ATCC® 9714™ MSC028
MicroSwab Clostridium sporogenes ATCC® 11437™ MSC029
MicroSwab Clostridium sporogenes ATCC® 3584™ MSC031
MicroSwab Clostridium sporogenes WDCM 00008-ATCC® 19404™ MSC030
MicroSwab Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum ATCC® 10701™ MSC033
MicroSwab Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum ATCC® 10700™ MSC032
MicroSwab Corynebacterium xerosis ATCC® 373™ MSC035
MicroSwab Corynebacteruim striatum ATCC® BAA1293 ™ MSC059
MicroSwab Cronobacter muytjensii WDCM 00213- ATCC® 51329™ MSE034
MicroSwab Cryptococcus albidus ATCC® 10666™ MSC036
MicroSwab Cryptococcus albidus ATCC® 34140™ MSC037
MicroSwab Cryptococcus albidus ATCC® 66030™ MSC038
MicroSwab Cryptococcus humicolus ATCC® 9949™ MSC048
MicroSwab Cryptococcus laurentii ATCC® 18803™ MSC060
MicroSwab Cryptococcus laurentii ATCC® 66036™ MSC039
MicroSwab Cryptococcus laurentii ATCC® 76483™ MSC040
MicroSwab Cryptococcus luteolus ATCC® 10671™ MSC041
MicroSwab Cryptococcus neoformans ATCC® 14116™ MSC042
MicroSwab Cryptococcus neoformans ATCC® 32045™ MSC043
MicroSwab Cryptococcus neoformans ATCC® 34877™ MSC044
MicroSwab Cryptococcus neoformans ATCC® 66031™ MSC045
MicroSwab Cryptococcus neoformans ATCC® 76484™ MSC046
MicroSwab Cryptococcus uniguttulatus ATCC® 66033™ MSC047
MicroSwab Delftia acidovorans ATCC® 15668™ MSD001
MicroSwab Eggerthella lenta ATCC® 43055™ MSE033
MicroSwab Eikenella corrodens ATCC® BAA1152™ MSE046