3 94 The swab, sterile or non sterile, is used for biological sample collection. Specially used for processing samples which, after being coloured, will be analysed by microscopy. Also suitable for isolations in culture medium. Another important use is its capacity to spread dishes by dissemination techniques (for example for susceptibility testing by Kirby- Bauer or by E-test). SWABS CLASS IIa The swabs for microbiological sample collection in open wounds, as being a surgical invasive product with a temporary use, are manufactured in compliance with Guideline 93/42/CEE (Directive of Sanitary Products, belonging to CLASS IIa (Guideline 94/42/EEC, Annex IX, Rule 6). General Management of Pharmacy and Sanitary Products works as the Official Control Organism with the number CONTROLS AND RULES APPLIED TO OUR SWABS cclass IIa 1. UNE-EN ISO 556-1:2002 Sanitary products sterilisation. Requirements to be designated as STERILE Part 1: Sterilised sanitary products requirements 2. UNE-EN ISO :1996 Sterilisation of sanitary products. Microorganisms number estimate in a product. 3. UNE-EN ISO 980:2004 Graphic symbols used in the sanitary products labelling. 4. UNE-EN ISO 14971:2001 Medical devices. Application of risk management to medical devices. 5. UNE EN ISO 13485:2004 Medical devices. Quality management systems. Requirements for regulatory purposes. During the manufacture process several control procedures are used, as: quality procedures, self-control guidelines, in-process controls, manufacture instructions, flow charts, controls of sterile products lot numbers, traceability control documents, inspection guidelines; insisting on reliability of the manufactured product and the sterilisation controls in each lot. PRESENTATIONS Peel-pack package single bag. Paper (fiber free) which can be peeled is compound by one side of medical paper and another polyethylene side. Flow-pack package single bag. Polypropylene bioriented bag. Package in tube The product is identified on the label. All sort of package have the following parameters printed on: product, product, lot number, expiry date, CE mark, manufacturer name and address, sterilisation method and single use mark 2.
4 95 Wood Polystyrene Wood Non sterile swabs c (MDD) Model is longer than traditional swabs and is designed for those hard to reach places. For use in gynaecology when taking endocervical cells while using the speculum. Also suitable for veterinary use. Dimensions: shaft 200 x 2,5 mm. Tip 5 mm Ø. Other models dimensions: Wood and plastic: 150 x 2.5 mm (tip Ø ± 5 mm). Aluminium: 150 x 0.9 mm (tip Ø ± 1.5 mm) wood + cotton 80 x wood + cotton 100 x polypropylene + cotton 40 x snappable polystyrene + dacron 40 x snappable polystyrene + cotton 40 x aluminium + cotton 10 x wooden shaft only 4 x 1, All swabs have a round, compact and shred resistant head for a proper sample taking without leaving fibers. Wood Aluminium Crack! Crack! Wood Snappable polystyrene Aluminium
5 96 Sterile swabs Sterilized by ethylene oxide. Individually wrapped in peel-pack or flow pack, depending on the model. For use when samples do not need to be transported. For transportation, we recommend our transport swabs protected by a tube. package wood+cotton peel-pack 2, wood+cotton flow-pack 2, snappable ps+cotton peel-pack 2, snappable ps+viscose peel-pack 2, snappable ps+viscose flow-pack 2, aluminium+cotton peel-pack 2, Cases per pallet: 54. Sterile swabs (2 units group) Sterilized by ethylene oxide. 2 swabs wrapped in peel-pack or flow pack, depending on the model. One swab is designed for cleaning the sampling area. The other swab is designed for sample collection. For use when samples do not need to be transported. For transportation, we recommend our transport swabs protected by a tube. 1,000 peel-packs/flow-packs with 2 units in each one per case. package wood+cotton peel-pack 1, snappable ps+cotton peel-pack 1, snappable ps+cotton flow-pack 1, Cases per pallet: 54.
6 97 Sterile swab in round tube Sterile dry swabs supplied in shockproof round bottom tube, sealed by label - seal cap. Dimensions of tube: Ø 13 x 165 mm. Sterilised by ethylene oxide. cases per pallet wood + cotton 4 x wood + viscose 4 x snappable PS + cotton 4 x snappable PS + viscose 4 x aliminium + cotton 4 x aliminium + viscose 10 x snappable PS + dacron 4 x wood + pure cotton 4 x
7 98 B C D A c Swabs Class IIa The swabs for microbiological sample collection in open wounds, as being a surgical invasive product with a temporary use, are manufactured in compliance with Guideline 93/42/EEC (Directive of Sanitary Products, Annex IX, Rule 6, belonging to CLASS IIa). General Management of Pharmacy and Sanitary Products works as the Official Control Organism with the number Media transport swabs The transport media used to transport products which are supposed to contain microorganisms, have an appropriate chemical composition in order to maintain the bioburden levels with the minimum physiological activity to assure the smallest variation (quantitatively and qualitatively) of the sample from the collection to the laboratory arrival where is going to be processed. Instructions for use Open the peel-pack. Extract the swab touching only the cap. Take the sample with the swab. Introduce the swab inside the tube with the media transport after pulling out the security cap of the tube. Fit the cap of the swab in the tube making sure it is correctly closed. Fill in the label information Carry to the laboratory as soon as possible. Tecnical characteristics Each kit is compound by a tube (with the media transport) and a swab, packed in a peel-pack bag and sterilised by beta radiation method. The cap is sealed to the tube by the labelseal. (A) Tube with transport media: Made of polypropylene (which cannot be deformed) and round bottom. Suitable for food use. (B) Polyethylene cap which maintains the tube with the transport media closed. The special design allows an hermetic closing system and a usage with gloves without slide. (C) Coloured label in each tube with the following parameters printed: transport media type, sterilisation method, manufacturer name and the name of the appropriate official Bureau which certificates CE IIa class, single use and see the instructions marks, lot number and expiry date, as well as a place to enable the annotation of patient name, date, time, medical report number, source and kind of sample. (D) Swab fitted in a second cap with a shaft which ends in a tip compound by a synthetic material hardly adhered to the shaft. Both swap and shaft fits exactly to the tube with the transport media. The peel-pack package has printed in the same parameters described in the label.
8 99 Amies transport swabs, sterile AMIES medium is a further modification of Stuart medium. The glycerophosphate is replaced by an inorganic phosphate and methylene blue by pharmacological charcoal. Calcium and magnesium are also added, thus maintaining the permeability of the bacterial cell. This medium supports the viability of organisms such as Trichonomas sp., Neisseira sp., Haemophilus sp., Corynebacteria, Streptococci, Enterobacteriaceae, etc., for up to 3 days, although the recovery of microorganisms is better if cultured in the first 24 hours. Amies transport swabs are available with or without charcoal. Swabs are sterilised by irradiation. Peel-pack dimensions: 38 x 210 mm. Expiry date: 30 months after sterilisation date snappable polystyrene + viscose snappable polystyrene + viscose (with charcoal) 8 x x Cases per pallet: 16 Liquid Amies transport swabs, sterile This is a variation of the traditional Amies medium swab. The AMIES transport medium maintains the viability of organisms for up to 48 hours. It is suitable for the preservation of most pathogens such as Trichomonas-sp, Neisserias-sp, Haemophilus-sp, Salmonella-sp. The liquid media is held in a special sponge (without agar). Swabs are sterilised by irradiaton. Peel-pack dimensions: 38 x 205 mm. Expiry date: 15 months after sterilisation date snappable polystyrene + 8 x viscose Cases per pallet: 16.
9 100 Stuart transport swabs, sterile The modified STUART medium allows the conservation and transport of a large number of pathological microorganisms, such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Heamophilus influenzae, Corynebacterium diphteriae, Trichomonas vaginalis, Streptococcus sp., Salmonella sp., Shigellas sp., etc. The most fastidious organisms will remain viable for up to 24 hours and other for several days. The medium is reduced due to the presence of thioglycolate which limits the enzymatic reactions of the bacteria. The multiplication of the bacteria is prevented due to the lack of nitrogen in the media. Swabs are sterilised by irradiation. Dimensions of the peel-pack: 38 x 210 mm. Expiry date: 30 months from sterilisation date wood + cotton 8 x aluminium + cotton 8 x snappable polystyrene + viscose 8 x Cases per pallet: 16. Cary Blair transport swabs, sterile CARY BLAIR is a modification of STUART medium, originally developed for faecal samples. The glycerophosphate has been substituted by inorganic phosphate since glycerophosphate is a metabolite for some bacteria, so they could grow and disgrise the pathogens amount. The methylene blue has also been removed and the ph increased to 8.4. CARY BLAIR medium allows the conservation of most pathogens, including fastidious ones, as Neisseria sp., Haemophilus sp. or Streptococcus sp. It is a typical medium used to transport anaerobes. Swabs are sterilised by irradiation. Dimensions of the peel-pack: 38 x 210 mm. Expiry date: 30 months from sterilisation date wood + cotton 8 x snappable polystyrene + viscose 8 x Cases per pallet: 16.
10 101 Sterile transport swab for virus This viral transport medium preserves the specimen during transport to the laboratory. The medium maintains the sample viable for up to 72 hours and in some cases for a longer time. The addition of antimicrobial substances inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. Ideal for nasal, pharyngeal, ocular, skin and mucus samples. Swabs are sterilized by irradiaton. Expiry date: 6 months from sterilisation date snappable polystyrene + dacron 5 x Minimum ordering quantity: 100 units. Sterile transport swab for Chlamydia. Liquid Liquid medium, suitable for Chlamydia. For cervical samples it is recommended to first use a dry swab to clear the cervical channel. The media maintains the sample viable for up to 72 hours. Sterilized by irradiaton. Expiry date: 12 months from sterilisation snappable polystyrene + dacron 5 x Minimum ordering quantity: 100 units.
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