New Minitip Flocked Swabs Improve Respiratory Virus Diagnostics
Copan have launched three new styles of plastic minitip swabs with heads that are manufactured using unique flocking technology. This new innovation in sample collection swabs is patented by Copan worldwide. Copan minitip Flocked Swabs are very hydrophilic and absorb and release more liquid sample volume compared to traditional fiber winded minitip swabs. The process of flocking sprays thousands of short nylon fibers onto an applicator tip in a perpendicular fashion. When the swab is used liquid sample is rapidly absorbed between adjacent nylon strands by capillary action and is then instantaneously and automatically eluted once the swab tip is placed in viral transport medium.
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Posted on November 15, 2007