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Puritan Medical Products Releases New Line of Enrichment and Transport Media

August 22, 2016 | GUILFORD, ME (U.S.) – Puritan Medical Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of swabs and specimen collection devices, announces the release of four new prepared microbiology media:

  • Cary-Blair: A transport medium for the preservation of fecal and rectal specimens containing enteric pathogenic bacteria. It is another modification of Liquid Stuarts, but with a focus on fecal specimens collected from rectal swabs. This medium is used to detect enteric pathogens, such as salmonella, listeria, and e. coli.
  • MRSA: An enrichment medium designed specifically for detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
  • LIM Broth: An enrichment medium used for detection of Group B strep in pregnant women.
  • Regan-Lowe: A semi-solid transport medium used for Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough). Charcoal is used in this medium, which aids in facilitating growth.

The new media, used for enriching and transporting collected specimens, are available with 2ml or 5ml fill volumes. Swabs are not included in the vials. 

"Microbiology automation is an important trend in the industry right now. We’re seeing more and more companies offer liquid-based media to fit the new automation platforms," said Mehdi Karamchi, Puritan's VP of Scientific Affairs. "Puritan needed to be proactive to make sure we’re also on the cutting edge, and that’s why we’ve released these four new products.

"Some of our new media are enriched and some are not, but they are all liquid-based and cater to automation."

With the addition of these products, Puritan is now truly a one-stop shop for all transport and enrichment media needs. Those interested in more product or ordering information should contact one of our knowledgeable sales reps today.

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About Puritan
Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC, is an American company known worldwide as the trusted manufacturer of single-use products for the healthcare, diagnostic, forensic, critical environment, food safety, and drug manufacturing industries. Puritan manufactures all of its flocked swab products in their Guilford, ME, U.S. facility.

Timothy Templet
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