combines the direct culture of a contact plate, the reach and
surface release pressure of a
swab, and the convenience of a
transport tube, all in one self-contained, easy-to-use kit.
Swabs produced with rayon (cellulose) buds for optimum recovery of
SteriKit™ medium complies with BP-specification and meets all
growth and recovery requirements.
Each batch of SteriKit™ medium
is tested for the recovery of BP*-specified organisms, (see
The semi-solid presentation of the growth medium enables the
recovery and growth of anaerobic, microaerophilic and
organisms. Quality Assurance Certificate supplied with each pack.
Stressed Organism Recovery
Optimized semi solid medium formulation and BP*- recommended
buffer solution enables swab and medium to
maximize recovery and
growth of stressed organism.
Swab shaft allows sampling in less accessible areas.
Unlike contact plates which can only be used against flat
surfaces, Steriswabs™ can be used to reach into, or
equipment. The swab can be pressed hard against surfaces to
release organisms from any possible biofilms.
Standard contact plates, slides, agar strips etc., are not well
suited to releasing microorganisms from the biofilms they
a problem which is increasingly recognized. The use of a premoistened swab device allows wetting and
mechanical pressure to
be directed at the test area, with enhanced removal and collection
of any organisms present.,
and increases the probability of
Larger Test Area
By its nature, the swab technique is not limited to the test area,
it may accurately monitor a larger surface area than the
plate/agar strip method. SteriKit™ offers more effective and
representative sampling over larger test areas.
Visible results -every time
Growth indicator system provides early and visible color
indication of the presence or absence of even low level
contamination at test area.
Convenient to use - Easy to read
Visible color indication of contamination reduces reading/
interpretation time from hours to minutes. Hours of
replaced by a studied observation of racks of tubes and comparison
with control tubes -completed
and confirmed in moments.
Compared to standard contact plate and swabbing techniques the
SteriKit™ system offers significant value per test.
Triple Wrapped For Maximum Sterility
Sterility is guaranteed with triple wrap for confidence in sterile
clean working areas.
MANUFACTURED TO THE STANDARD OF A STERILE MEDICAL DEVICE
Sterikit™ is manufactured by M W & E, the makers of Transwab®.
M W & E. is accredited for the manufacture
of Class IIa sterile
medical devices in accordance with the European Medical Devices
Directive (93/42/EEC) FDA:
GMP Accredited Manufacturing Site,
Owner / Operator No. 8021919
* British Pharmacopoeia