microswab

MicroSwab: A MicroSwab consists of a lyophilized pellet of a single microorganism strain inside a pen-like device. This pen-like device contains a sterile swab and rehydration fluid to facilitate the transfer of the microorganisms directly to culture media. The pellet has no defined CFU assay but a minimum of 1000CFU/pellet to ensure proper growth. Use MicroSwabs whenever a defined assay value is not needed. The MicroSwabs are up to 4 passages removed from reference strain.


A practical source for microorganisms.


The MicroSwab show several advantages, which make them a great source for ATCC®∗ derivatives, if defined assay value is not required.

  • Each lyophilized preparation is less than or equal to 4 passages from a reference culture.
  • The pen-like MicroSwabs are easy to use.
  • They can be stored at 2-8°C.
  • MicroSwabs expire 12-24 months after production.
  • More than 400 different strains are available, tracable to authentic ATCC®∗ reference cultures.
  • MicroSwabs are sold in economical units of two.
  • A certificate of analysis for your QM documentation is included.

MicroSwabs - there's no easier way!

  • Do you know other products similar to ours? Then you may be aware of the following problems:
  • some products also have a container of rehydration fluid inside a pen-like device. However this container is made of glass; you have to apply a substantial amount of pressure to break it in order to rehydrate the lyophilized pellet.
  • Other lyophilized preparations have to be pinched a homogenous suspension with the rehydration fluid.
  • Our MicroSwabs are easy to handle. And this for the following reasons:
  • With the following simple actions you have inoculated your culture media.

MicroSwab pen-like device
MicroSwab pen-like device
1. BREAK
1. BREAK
2. SQUEEZE
2. SQUEEZE
3. SHAKE
3. SHAKE
4. INOCULATE
4. INOCULATE

Name code
MicroSwab Aeromonas hydrophila ATCC® 35654™ MSA010
MicroSwab Aeromonas salmonicida ATCC® 33658™ MSA013
MicroSwab Bacillus cereus ATCC® 10876™ MSB001
MicroSwab Bacteroides ovatus ATCC® 8483™ MSB011
MicroSwab Bordetella bronchiseptica ATCC® 10580™ MSB018
MicroSwab Bordetella pertussis ATCC® 8467™ MSB020
MicroSwab Enterobacter cloacae ATCC® 49141™ MSE005
MicroSwab Enterobacter cloacae WDCM 00082-ATCC® 23355™ MSE004
MicroSwab Enterobacter gergoviae ATCC® 33028™ MSE006
MicroSwab Enterococcus durans ATCC® 6056™ MSE013
MicroSwab Enterococcus gallinarum ATCC® 700425™ MSE019
MicroSwab Escherichia coli ATCC® 11303™ MSE022
MicroSwab Escherichia coli WDCM 00090-ATCC® 11775™ MSE023
MicroSwab Abiotrophia defectiva ATCC® 49176™ MSA018
MicroSwab Achromobacter xylosoxidans ATCC® 27061™ MSA019
MicroSwab Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC® BAA-747™ MSA020
MicroSwab Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC® 19606™ MSA001
MicroSwab Acinetobacter lwoffii ATCC® 17925™ MSA002
MicroSwab Acinetobacter sp. AmMS 243 ATCC® 49466™ MSA005
MicroSwab Acinetobacter sp. AmMs 202 ATCC® 49139™ MSA004
MicroSwab Acinetobacter sp. AmMS 203 ATCC® 49137™ MSA003
MicroSwab Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae ATCC® 27090™ MSA021
MicroSwab Actinomyces odontolyticus ATCC® 17929™ MSA006
MicroSwab Actinomyces pyogenes ATCC® 19411™ MSA007
MicroSwab Actinomyces pyogenes ATCC® 49698™ MSA008
MicroSwab Actinomyces viscosus ATCC® 15987™ MSA022
MicroSwab Aerococcus viridans ATCC® 700406™ MSA009
MicroSwab Aeromonas hydrophila AmMS 199 ATCC® 49140™ MSA011
MicroSwab Aeromonas hydrophila WDCM 00063-ATCC® 7966™ MSA012
MicroSwab Aggregatibacter aphrophilus ATCC® 7901™ MSH015
MicroSwab Alcaligenes faecalis ATCC® 35655™ MSA014
MicroSwab Alcaligenes faecalis ATCC® 8750™ MSA015
MicroSwab Aspergillus brasiliensis WDCM 00053-ATCC® 16404™ MSA017
MicroSwab Aspergillus fumigatus ATCC® 204305™ MSA016
MicroSwab Bacillus amyloliquefaciens ATCC® 23842™ MSB039
MicroSwab Bacillus cereus ATCC® 14579™ MSB003
MicroSwab Bacillus cereus WDCM 00001-ATCC® 11778™ MSB002
MicroSwab Bacillus circulans ATCC® 4513™ MSB035
MicroSwab Bacillus licheniformis WDCM 00068-ATCC® 14580™ MSB036
MicroSwab Bacillus megaterium ATCC® 6458™ MSB037
MicroSwab Bacillus pumilus ATCC® 14884™ MSB031
MicroSwab Bacillus pumilus ATCC® 21143™ MSB038
MicroSwab Bacillus subtilis subsp. spizizenii WDCM 00003-ATCC® 6633™ MSB007
MicroSwab Bacteroides distasonis ATCC® 8503™ MSB008
MicroSwab Bacteroides fragilis ATCC® 23745™ MSB009
MicroSwab Bacteroides fragilis ATCC® 25285™ MSB010
MicroSwab Bacteroides ovatus ATCC® BAA1304™ MSB040
MicroSwab Bacteroides ovatus ATCC® BAA 1296™ MSB034
MicroSwab Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron ATCC® 29741™ MSB012
MicroSwab Bacteroides uniformis ATCC® 8492™ MSB013
MicroSwab Bacteroides ureolyticus ATCC® 33387™ MSB014
MicroSwab Bacteroides vulgatus ATCC® 29327™ MSB015
MicroSwab Bacteroides vulgatus ATCC® 8482™ MSB016
MicroSwab Bordetella bronchiseptica ATCC® 4617™ MSB019
MicroSwab Bordetella parapertussis ATCC® 15311™ MSB030
MicroSwab Brevundimonas diminuta ATCC® 19146™ MSB026
MicroSwab Brochothrix thermosphacta WDCM 00071-ATCC® 11509™ MSB032
MicroSwab Burkholderia cepacia ATCC® 25416™ MSB027
MicroSwab Burkholderia cepacia ATCC® 25608™ MSB028
MicroSwab Campylobacter coli WDCM 00004-ATCC® 43478™ MSC050