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Transystem™

Advantage Swab Transport System for Microbiology
 
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Copan Transystem™ are ready-to-use systems intended for the collection, transport and preservation of clinical specimens for bacteriological examinations.  Each Transystem™ unit comprises a sterile peel pouch containing a swab applicator used to collect the sample and a tube containing the transport medium into which the swab applicator is placed after sampling. Transystem™ is available with a wide range of transport media: amies medium with and without charcoal, Stuart medium with and without charcoal, Cary Blair. The range includes different applicator shafts which facilitate the collection of the specimens from various sites of the patient.

 

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    FaQ

    What types of media are available?

    COPAN Traditional Bacteriology Swabs are available with Liquid and Agar Gel Stuart, and Amies and Cary-Blair Agar Gel.

    How do I know which product to use for my desired application?

    The catalog numbers section has a column that lists the application for each product type.

    What material is the swab made from?

    Rayon.

    Are there different swab sizes?

    Yes. The Traditional Bacteriology Swab line is available with regular and minitip swabs.

    Do the swab applicators come in different materials?

    Yes. Applicators come in a choice of plastic, firm or soft aluminum wire and flexible twisted wire.

    How are the swabs packaged?

    COPAN's Traditional Bacteriology Swabs use VI-PAK packaging, comprising of high-tech composite of metallic foil and barrier plastic film, proven to provide the ultimate product protection and shelf life stability. The outer foil packs block oxygen entry providing a barrier to oxidation of the transport medium and protects against any media degradation from direct sunlight. VI-PAK also extends the product shelf life by preventing dehydration of the liquid and agar medium before the end of the product's shelf life.

    What information is printed on the product?

    Lot number, expiration date and product description are printed on each collection system pack. This enables correct inventory rotation, traceability and product use within prescribed dating.

    How is the product quality controlled?

    In order to ensure very low levels of nonviable bacteria, every lot of finished goods and raw materials are tested rigorously against a diverse selection of QC organisms and following the CLSI M40-A standard. All media contains less than two nonviable bacterial cells per 10 high power microscopic fields.

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  • Proprietary State of the Art Outer Packaging

    VI-PAK packaging uses a high-tech composite of metallic foil and barrier plastic film, proven to provide the ultimate product protection and shelf life stability. The outer foil packs block oxygen entry providing a barrier to oxidation of the transport medium and protects against any media degradation from direct sunlight. VI-PAK also extends the product shelf life by preventing dehydration of the liquid and agar medium before the end of the product's shelf life.

    High Visibility Clear Plastic Envelope with Tamper Evident Seal

    Clear package of each transport system ensures that the correct product is selected for the appropriate investigation. The package seal immediately changes color from clear to white as soon as pack is peeled open. The tamper evident seal provides visual guarantee of first time use, product sterility and integrity.

    Lot Number, Expiration Date and Description on Every Unit

    The printing of lot number, expiration date and product description on each collection system pack enables correct inventory rotation, traceability and product use within prescribed dating.

    Nitrogen Flushed Barrier Outer and Inner Pack

    During product assembly, atmospheric air is vacuumed out of the individual plastic pouch and VI-PAK foil pack is flushed with nitrogen creating ideal low Eh conditions.

    Waterproof, Moisture Guarded Packaging

    Eliminates risk of accidental contamination of sterile pack contents by penetration of water condensation or contact between outside of the swab pack and wet surfaces.

    Stabilized Media Integrity

    The metallic foil of the VI-PAK barrier outer pack and the high-tech composite plastic film of the swab pouch slow down penetration of atmospheric oxygen preventing media oxidation and stop dehydration of liquid or agar gel medium before the end of product shelf life.

    No Free Radicals or Superoxide

    VI-PAK outer foil pack protects against ultra violet light damage.

    Plastic, Recyclable Packaging

    All product packaging is made from 100% plastic film ensuring that no fiber sheds onto product, an important consideration for use in surgical rooms.

    COPAN Stringent Quality Control

    In order to ensure very low levels of nonviable bacteria, every lot of finished goods and raw materials are tested rigorously against a diverse selection of QC organisms and following the CLSI M40-A standard. All media contains less than two nonviable bacterial cells per 10 high power microscopic fields. 

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