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Puritan Launches New Series to Tell Customer Stories


Sometimes our products have more interesting stories to tell than we do.

As North America’s largest manufacturer of single-use medical products, our goods travel all over the world on any given day. They’re used by scientists, doctors and detectives in areas such as forensics, diagnostics, DNA research, health and beauty, food safety, and medical treatment, among others.

We are in the fortunate position of having interesting customers doing extremely interesting and important work. So we’d like to share some of these stories with you by taking a look at exactly how our products are used for scientific research and analysis in many different settings around the world. To that end, we will be launching a new series of news posts on our website to uncover some of the stories behind our products. You can follow the hashtag "#swabstory" on Twitter. 

Our first post follows the story of Virginia R. Pearson as she travels to Africa to investigate what’s causing hemorrhagic death among young Asian elephants. Pearson, a researcher from the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, has spent more than 40 years studying elephants.

“In 2007, I met a baby Asian elephant, fuzzy tufts of hair springing forth from the top of her head, so full of joy and promise for her species,” Pearson wrote in a piece describing her work. “I felt honored to have the privilege of spending all day with her. Two weeks later she was dead… nothing could be done to save her.”

Pearson decided from that moment to do whatever she could to help find answers to the disease that was killing young Asian elephants. In our first post in this series, we’ll look at Dr. Pearson’s work and how she’s helping to save the lives of Asian elephants. (And how a certain Puritan 16" swab is helping her.)

Other posts in our series will follow our customers to Australia for a forensics study, Hollywood, California to see how Puritan’s products have been used in television, and right here in Maine to show how Puritan’s products are used for food safety best practices.

So look for our first post here. Have your own interesting story of how you’re using Puritan’s products? Contact us and let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

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