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M40 Transport Swabs Provide Outstanding Sample Protection

M40 transport swab A new M40 transport swab that is designed to provide exceptional performance capability with the most diverse range of fastidious aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, including Bacteroides Fragilis ATCC DSM 15130 and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa ATCC BAA-427, has been introduced by laboratory equipment and supply specialists MEDLINE SCIENTIFIC. 

The innovative manufacturing process of the M40 transport swabs extends the preservation of bacterial samples during transport to the laboratory, at room temperature and refrigerator temperatures for up to 48 hours. These swabs feature a paperless plastic peel pack system which is proven to be an extremely safe method of maintaining and protecting pack integrity and sterility and so ensures optimum performance.

Other features and benefits include; inert soft swab tips which are non-toxic to micro-organisms and patients and lot number / expiry date plus tamper evident tubes to provide complete traceability and sterility. Medline M40 transport swabs are CE marked as Class lla in accordance with the Medical Device Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC (for transient invasive use) and comply with American NCCLS M40-A and German DIN 58942-4 standards. They are available in a choice of Stuart Amies transport medium swab, or Amies transport medium with charcoal swab in pack of 50. 

Further details are available from: Lee Penny, Medline Technical Sales, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, OX44 7XZ. UK.Tel: 00 44 (1) 865 400321. or visit



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