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Aug 22, 2016

New Line of Enrichment and Transport Medias

Now offering four new prepared microbiology medias.

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May 19, 2016

New Applicator Stick for MALDI-TOF MS Systems

Now offering a new applicator stick to use with MALDI-TOF MS Systems.

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Jun 12, 2015

Puritan Introduces 12 New Product Offerings!

Puritan is excited to share our new products with you. As an industry innovator, we are always looking for opportunities to expand upon our high-quality product lines in response to the ever-changing needs of our diverse market.

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Apr 13, 2015

Puritan DM Stick Wound Measurement Device Features Improved Foam Tip!

Here at Puritan, we’re always striving to make our best-selling products even better. That’s why our best-selling Davis-Mangel Stick, better known as the Puritan® DM Stick, will now feature a foam tip that is longer than the original.

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Apr 13, 2015

A New Name for Our Best Selling Liquid Transport Systems

The popular combination of Puritan liquid Amies medium and HydraFlock® swabs which was formerly known as “Puritan Liquid Amies Transport System” for Aerobic & Fastidious Bacteria, will now be marketed under the new name, Opti-Swab™.

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Apr 13, 2015

Puritan Updates Labels to Comply with Unique Device Identification (UDI) System

In order to comply with the FDA’s new, mandatory packaging regulation called the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system, Puritan will be updating all packaging and labels with a code which will reflect certain criteria.

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Mar 12, 2013

Puritan Awarded U.S. Patent for PurFlock® Ultra Flocked Swab Collection Device

Puritan Medical Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of single-use medical products, announced today that it has received a new United States patent for its high-performance PurFlock® Ultra swab, marking the second collection device patent the company has been awarded for flocked swabs since December.

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Jul 25, 2012

Puritan Diagnostics (a NEW division of Puritan Medical Products)

Puritan responds to market needs with high-quality products. We are tuned into the diagnostic/healthcare world and work hand-in-hand with our customers. By helping you solve challenges, we stay on the leading edge of our industry — creating the best single-use products to assist in reliable specimen collection and accurate diagnoses.

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Jul 25, 2012

Preanalytic Collection and Transport Systems

Puritan’s Liquid Amies transport systems are designed for superior ease of use and performance in the collection and transport of bacteriological diagnostic specimens.

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Jul 25, 2012

Puritan UniTranz-RT™ Transport Systems (Universal Transport Medium)

Designed for superior ease of use and performance in the collection and transport of viral diagnostic specimens, our self-contained UTM transport systems deliver effective collection and release of samples.

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Sep 13, 2011

Puritan Launches New Environmental Sampling Kits

The new Puritan sampling kits - Enviromax®, EnviroMax Plus® and ESK Sampling Kit® - were designed in consultation with the food industry. The kits are being produced as complete surface-testing kits, in secure tubes and leak-proof caps that block gasification as well as liquid spills that help to ensure testing efficacy.

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Aug 01, 2011

Puritan Introduces New Patent Pending Flocked Swabs Technology

Puritan Medical Products Co, the leading manufacturer of specialty tip medical/diagnostic swabs and applicators in North America, has announced the introduction of a new line of high performance flocked products. The new Hydraflock™ and PurFlock™ Ultra swabs. Both products are patent pending in Europe, and have also been filed in China, Japan, Canada, Australia, and the United States.

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Jul 31, 2011

Puritan Medical Products Completes Expansion of New Microbiology Lab

Puritan Medical Products completes 2010 business plan with the addition of a new microbiology lab in Guilford, Maine. In June 2010 two experienced microbiologists were hired...

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Jun 01, 2011

A Contaminant-Free Cuticle Stick for Forensic Use

Every precaution has been taken to keep our new cuticle stick, product 2911, contaminant-free: It’s manufactured in a controlled environment to minimize contact during production.

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May 01, 2011

Puritan DNA-Contamination Tests Lowest in the Industry

Our collection of DNA-free and DNase/RNase-free sampling swabs have been tested by an independent lab. We purposely had this test done to the most stringent standards...

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Apr 13, 2011

Special Announcements about Puritan’s Anti-static Dissipative Foam, Flocked and Mini-Popule Swabs

Puritan is always launching new products, special services, and state-of-the art manufacturing techniques. Here we share innovative ways some of our customers use our products.

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Apr 12, 2011

Study Shows Puritan's Foam Swabs Provide Superior Influenza Detection

A recent study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has concluded that Puritan's foam swabs outperform flocked swabs for detecting influenza.

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Apr 11, 2011

Mini-Popule Maximizes DNA Recovery

As published in Forensic Magazine’s February/March 2008 issue, our new mini-popule (25-4660) boosts recovery of trace DNA with its foam head and 91% isopropanol solution inside its hollow shaft.

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Apr 10, 2011

Flocked Swabs Now Available from Puritan

Now available, we have specialty flock fibers and styles available (like the ones pictured above). We also have nylon flock-tipped swabs - great for collecting cell samples...

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Mar 31, 2011

New ESD Swabs for Use in Microelectronics and Critical Environments

For those of you interested in cleaning small, confined spaces in microelectronics or other critical environments, we’ve developed electro static dissipative swabs in five of our most popular, critical-environment styles.

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Press Releases

May 23, 2017

Puritan Medical Products Receives Prestigious Innovation & Technology Award

In recognition for their cutting-edge technology and ability to adapt, Puritan recently received the People’s United Bank Innovation and Technology Award at the Maine Family Business Awards gala.

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Feb 01, 2017

CDC and Puritan Develop Reliable Norovirus Detection Solution

In partnership with the CDC, Puritan Medical Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of specimen collection devices, developed a custom swab that successfully collects and transports the human norovirus.

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Aug 18, 2016

Puritan Medical Products Releases New Line of Enrichment and Transport Media

Puritan Medical Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of specimen collection devices, is now a one-stop shop for all your transport media needs with the release of four new prepared microbiology medias.

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Jun 14, 2016

Puritan Welcomes New Director of Sales, Southeast Region

It is our pleasure to introduce you to the newly appointed Director of Sales for our Southeast Territory, Mr. Mat Archambeault. Mat joined Puritan’s sales staff on May 2nd and assumes responsibility for this region as Elaine Seavey Maliff transitions to retirement.

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Jun 13, 2016

Puritan to Attend ASM's Annual Microbiology Event in Boston, MA

Puritan Medical Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of specimen collection devices, is thrilled to announce its attendance at the American Society for Microbiology’s ASM/Microbe 2016 annual event.

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Mar 09, 2016

Puritan Solidifies Its Position in Flocked Swab Technology with Two New US Patents

Another win for Puritan Medical Products – New US HydraFlock and PurFlock Ultra Patents sets American manufacturer apart from overseas competitor.

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Feb 25, 2016

Puritan Medical Products Launches New Liquid and Agar Gel Collection Line: Opti-Tranz

New system pairs innovative flocked swab technology with traditional liquid and semi-solid mediums.

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Feb 19, 2016

Puritan Medical Products to Attend 68th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting

Puritan to be amongst the180 exhibitors to showcase their line of crime scene and DNA specimen collection tools to forensic professionals at annual forensic sciences meeting.

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Nov 18, 2015

Puritan Receives Patents for HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® Swabs in China

Puritan is pleased to announce two new Chinese patents for the HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® high-performance flocked swabs.

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Oct 21, 2015

Puritan Further Vindicated as Copan Loses Again in German Patent Proceedings

Puritan is pleased to announce that the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) has handed Puritan and its customers a win in cancellation proceedings initiated on Puritan’s behalf against Copan’s utility model DE 20 2004 021 932 U1 (DE’932).

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Jul 24, 2015

IAFP 2015 Annual Meeting: Visit Us at Booth #729

We’re thrilled to attend at the IAFP 2015 Annual Meeting in Portland Oregon, from July 25th-28th.

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Jul 24, 2015

AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo: Visit Puritan at Booth #4621

We’re excited to be attending the AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta Georgia July 26-30 once again!

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Jun 16, 2015

Update: Decision of the European Patent Office on Copan’s Patent EP 1 608 268 B1

Final decision on the scope of Copan’s European Patent EP 1 608 268 B1 by European Patent Office – Narrowed down scope of EP’268 confirmed by the EPO!

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Jun 03, 2015

Puritan Welcomes New Director of Sales, West Coast

It is our pleasure to introduce you to the newly appointed Director of Sales for our Western Territory, Ms. Anusha Gandhi.

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May 21, 2015

Puritan Medical Products Company to Attend Annual Microbiology Meeting

Puritan Medical Products, known worldwide as the expert in swab and single-use product manufacturing is thrilled to announce, they will be attending the 115th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

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May 20, 2015

Maine Swab Company Celebrates 96 Years of American-Made Products

Puritan Medical Products, a single-use US swab manufacturer specializing in the medical, diagnostic, environmental, and forensics industries celebrates 96 years of producing their extensive line of products at their Guilford, Maine facility.

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Mar 19, 2015

Puritan Top-Selling Transport System Rebranded as Opti-Swab™

It was announced today that Puritan's popular liquid Amies medium and HydraFlock® swab will now be marketed under the new brand name Opti-Swab™. The popular combination of superior proprietary patented flocked fiber design with optimized liquid Amies medium warrant the new Opti-Swab™ name.

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Jan 28, 2015

Puritan Welcomes New Director of Sales, Midwest Region

It is our pleasure to introduce you to the newly appointed Director of Sales for our Midwest Territory, Ms. Megan Templet.

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Jul 29, 2014

IAFP 2014: Sample Puritan’s Food Safety Testing Swabs at Booth 519

Puritan Medical Products will be featuring samples and demos of our food safety testing swabs at booth 519 at IAFP 2014 August 3-6.

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Jul 22, 2014

Visit Puritan at AACC 2014 for Flocked Swab Samples: Booth 1957

We’re looking forward to attending the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago July 27-31. Presented by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), the annual meeting is the world’s largest gathering for laboratory medicine.

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Jul 08, 2014

Freedom to Operate for Puritan: Irrevocable Withdrawal of Inspection Proceedings by Copan

Copan’s attack was blown away by the District Court Du?sseldorf. At an oral hearing on June 24, 2014 (case no. 4b 176/12), the Court made clear that Puritan’s HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® flocked swab products are flocked differently and do not have Copan’s claimed fiber arrangement.

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May 28, 2014

We’re Taking the Flocked Swab Rev-Elution to APHL 2014

Puritan Medical Products in bringing our Flocked Swab Rev-Elution to Little Rock June 1-4 for APHL 2014. Stop by booth #319!

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Apr 24, 2014

Find Puritan at Booth #424 at CVS 2014 for Flocked Swab Samples & More

We’re looking forward to heading to Daytona Beach April 27-30 for the Annual Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS). Stop by booth #424 to say hi!

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Apr 11, 2014

asm2014: Find Us at Booth #640 to Join the Puritan Rev-Elution

Stop by booth #640 at asm2014 to join the rev-elution. We're offering flocked swab samples, demos of our most popular products, and more.

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Mar 31, 2014

Puritan Distributors: Stop by Booth #52 at CACMID 2014 to Demo Your New Favorite Sales Tool

In addition to our patented flocked swabs, and popular specimen collection devices, this year we’ll be demonstrating our new iPad microsite. Built especially for Puritan distributors, our brand new microsite was designed for distributors on-the-go and works as an interactive iPad presentation.

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Feb 20, 2014

Get Flocked Swab Samples at the Fisher Scientific North America Sales Meeting

Puritan Medical Products will be attending the Fisher Scientific North America Sales Meeting in Denver, Colorado Feb. 24-27. Come say hello!

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Feb 12, 2014

Puritan to Attend First Coast Infectious Disease & Clinical Microbiology Symposium

Join Puritan Medical Products at the First Coast Infectious Disease & Clinical Microbiology Symposium in Jacksonville, Florida Feb. 14-15.

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Jan 20, 2014

Puritan to Attend 2014 Fisher HealthCare National Sales Meeting - Booth #302

Stop by our booth at the 2014 Fisher HealthCare National Sales Meeting for samples and demos of our flocked swabs and collection systems.

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Jan 10, 2014

Puritan to Attend 2014 VWR Americas Sales Conference in Orlando

Come warm up in sunny Orlando at the 014 VWR Americas Sales Conference from January 12-15. Don’t forget to stop by booth #607 to say hi!

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Jan 07, 2014

Puritan Awarded Two New Flocked Swab Patents in Japan

Puritan Medical Products has now been awarded ten total patents worldwide for swab devices and proprietary production methodology.

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Nov 19, 2013

Puritan Flocked Swabs Earn New Australian Patents

Puritan Medical Products has just been awarded two new Australian patents for our HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® flocked swabs.

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Nov 14, 2013

Puritan to Attend MEDICA 2013 in Dusseldorf, Germany!

This November, we’re taking it to Germany for the world’s largest medical trade fair, MEDICA. Will we see you there?

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Nov 01, 2013

Meet the Puritan Team at the 2013 SEACM Annual Meeting

Catch up with Puritan at the 2013 SouthEastern Association for Clinical Microbiology (SEACM) Annual Meeting November 7 - 9 at the Greenville Embassy Suites Golf Resort and Conference Center in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Oct 22, 2013

Puritan Universal Transport Systems Get Rebrand: UniTranz-RT™

To reflect its superior quality, we’ve rebranded our universal transport system. Look for the UniTranz-RT™ label this 2013-2014 flu season!

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Oct 20, 2013

See Our Flocked Swabs at the 2013 Annual ASM Region One Meeting

Stop by our booth at the 2013 Annual ASM Region One Meeting at UConn this October for samples & demos of our flocked swabs & media transport systems.

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Oct 09, 2013

Study Shows Puritan Flocked Swab is Most Efficient on the Market - HydraFlock®

A recent study shows Puritan’s HydraFlock® flocked swab is the most efficient for absorbing & releasing viable cells for lab research and diagnosis. Read about the study here.

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Oct 08, 2013

Visit Puritan at Booth #50 the 2013 Northeast Laboratory Conference

Visit Puritan at booth #50 at the 2013 Northeast Laboratory Conference in Portland, ME October 15 - 17. We look forward to networking with you!

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Oct 07, 2013

Visit Puritan at the 2013 AHRMM Fall Educational Meeting & Vendor Fair

Catch up with us this Oct 10 at the AHRMM Fall Educational Meeting & Vendor Fair in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

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Sep 19, 2013

Visit Puritan at Booth #417 at HIDA 2013 in Washington, DC

Visit Puritan at booth #417 at the 2013 HIDA: Streamlining Healthcare Conference from September 24 - 26 in Washington, DC. We look forward to networking with you!

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Aug 27, 2013

Puritan's Liquid Amies, UniTranz-RT™ Transport Systems on Tap for SWACM in Dallas!

Don’t miss Puritan’s liquid amies and UniTranz-RT™ transport systems at SWACM 2013 in Dallas, Sept 5 - 6. Visit us at booth #10 for demos and samples!

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Aug 18, 2013

See Puritan's Flocked Swabs at Cardinal's Annual Meeting!

Puritan's flocked swabs will be showcased at the 2013 Cardinal Health Medical National Sales Meeting in Columbus, Ohio August 27 - 28. Stop by Booth #604 to say Hi!

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Jul 26, 2013

Catch up With Puritan at Booth #4554 at the 2013 AACC Annual Meeting

Puritan Medical Products will be in attendance at the 2013 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo July 30 - August 1 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. Stop by booth #4554 for samples & demos!

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Jul 22, 2013

Join Puritan at Exhibit #722 at the 2013 IAFP Annual Meeting

Puritan will be attending the 2013 International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting July 28 - 31 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stop by Stop by booth #722 for samples and demos!

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Jul 08, 2013

Puritan Awarded New Canadian Patent for PurFlock® Ultra Flocked Swab

Puritan Medical Products has been granted a new Canadian patent for its high-performance PurFlock® Ultra swab, marking the sixth specimen collection device patent Puritan has been awarded worldwide.

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Jun 12, 2013

Puritan Awarded New European Patents for PurFlock® Ultra and HydraFlock® Swabs

Puritan Medical Products has been granted two new European patents for its high-performance PurFlock® Ultra and HydraFlock® swabs, marking the fourth and fifth specimen collection device patents Puritan has been awarded worldwide.

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Jun 03, 2013

Catch Up with Puritan at 2013 APHL!

We’ll be in attendance at the 2013 APHL Annual Meeting in Raleigh from June 2 to June 5. For demos and samples, stop by our booth in the Exhibit Space!

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May 17, 2013

Visit Puritan at asm2013 to Earn P.A.C.E Credits

Visit Puritan at Booth #1025 at asm2013 to get the answer to CE Exhibitor Exam question #16. Pass the exam and earn 2 P.A.C.E. credits!

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May 06, 2013

Visit Puritan at Booth #1025 at ASM 2013!

Visit Puritan Medical Products May 18-21 at booth #1025 at asm2013 in Denver, Colorado. We can't wait to see you!

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Apr 09, 2013

Connect With Us at Booth #123 at the 29th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium

Puritan will attend the 29th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium and Annual Meeting of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, April 28 - May 1, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. We look forward to connecting with you at booth #123!

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Mar 12, 2013

Puritan Awarded U.S. Patent for PurFlock® Ultra Flocked Swab Collection Device

Puritan Medical Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of single-use medical products, announced today that it has received a new United States patent for its high-performance PurFlock® Ultra swab, marking the second collection device patent the company has been awarded for flocked swabs since December.

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Jan 10, 2013

UniTranz-RT™ Transport Systems Available Despite Increased Demand Caused by Worst Flu Season in a De

An active flu season has caused a shortage of UniTranz-RT™ products in the industry, but Puritan's US manufacturing plant has UniTranz-RT™ products in stock and can ship UniTranz-RT™s within 24 hours of order.

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Dec 12, 2012

Puritan Awarded U.S. Patent for High-Performance HydraFlock® Swab

Puritan’s latest U.S. patent (No. 8334134) is both for inventing the innovative HydraFlock® product itself as well as for the unique manufacturing method involved. Puritan’s HydraFlock® swab produces superior sample collection, rapid elution, and increased test sensitivity by combining a unique microstructure with innovative fibers. Puritan will be awarded a United States patent for its high-performance HydraFlock® swab on Dec. 18, 2012.

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Nov 20, 2012

Puritan's Products Unaffected by Competitor Patent Claims for Methods of Using Flocked Swabs

Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC is North America’s largest manufacturer of single- use medical products and diagnostic products. All Puritan products are manufactured at their Guilford, Maine, U.S. facility, which includes custom media manufacturing and compounding capability to meet a multitude of customer needs. Research and development and product testing, approval and release take place in-house at the company’s state-of-the-art microbiology laboratory and conforms to stringent U.S. quality system regulations.

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Sep 05, 2012

Puritan Diagnostics Announces the Award of U.S. and Canadian Patents for HydraFlock® Swab

Puritan Diagnostics LLC, a division of Puritan Medical Products Co. LLC, North America’s largest manufacturer of single use medical and diagnostic products, announced that they have received a Canadian patent and have completed examination and will soon be receiving a United States patent for their high performance HydraFlock® swab. The HydraFlock® swab combines a unique microstructure with innovative fibers to produce superior sample collection, rapid elution, and increased test sensitivity.

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Apr 11, 2012

Puritan launches new diagnostic collection and transport systems

Expanding on the proven value of its American-made diagnostic specimen collection devices, Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC, launches two liquid-based multipurpose collection and transport systems for diagnostic use through its newly created division, Puritan Diagnostics Company, LLC.

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Nov 18, 2011

Puritan Launches New Diagnostics Division

Responding to a fast-growing need for specialized diagnostic collection and transport systems, Puritan Medical Products LLC has established a new diagnostic division to better serve its customers throughout the world.

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Sep 13, 2011

Puritan Launches New Environmental Product Line

GUILFORD, MAINE - North America's leading manufacturer of medical, forensic and clinical swabs, Puritan Medical Products Co. LLC, has launches the production of specially designed environmental sampling kits that meet the growing demands in the food industry for better ways to combat contamination.

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May 27, 2011

Hardwood Products wins formal acclaim from Gov. LePage for excellence and community commitment

Augusta, Maine — Hardwood Products Company in Guilford is one of six Maine companies recently honored for their high level of commitment to their communities and employees, and to manufacturing or service excellence, with the 21st Annual Governor’s Awards for Business Excellence.

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Jan 04, 2011

Puritan Medical Products Introduces New Patent Pending Flocked Swab Technology

Puritan Medical Products Co, the leading manufacturer of specialty tip medical/diagnostic swabs and applicators in North America, has announced the introduction of a new line of high performance flocked products. The new HydraFlock® and PurFlock® Ultra swabs both offer superior absorption capabilities coupled with extremely rapid release performance.

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Nov 11, 2009

Puritan Offers DNA Free Swabs

Puritan Medical Products announced today the launch of a comprehensive new line of Human DNA and DNase Free sample collection devices. These products have all been certified as free of Human DNA contamination down to less than 25 pg, and also to be DNase free by Clean Earth Technologies of Winston–Salem North Carolina (www.cleanearthtech.com) Copies of the testing certification documents are available.

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