Hardy Diagnostics offers TransPro specimen collection device

April 18, 2013

Hardy Diagnostics has announced the release of TransPRO, a Liquid Amies specimen collection and transport device designed with HydraFlock technology for enhanced sample recovery and release. According to Hardy spokespersons, the TransPRO HydraFlock swab tip provides superior sample collection, rapid elution, and increased test sensitivity. The micro-structure of its multi-length polyester fibers facilitates rapid absorption and quick release of biological specimens.

TransPRO allows collection and transport of most aerobic, anaerobic, and fastidious bacteria for up to 48 hours at room temperature. The system can be stored at room temperature before use and used as a stand-alone product or with automated systems. TransPRO Transport Systems are compatible with molecular assays and can be used for rapid diagnostic testing, genotypic analysis, forensic evidence collection, or staining procedures. The 1.0-mL fill can be used to run multiple test platforms from a single sample by providing up to 10 identical 100-µL aliquots of liquid suspension to streamline repeat testing.

TransPRO Transport Systems are equipped with a sterile flocked swab in a peel pouch. They are available with either a flexible Mini-tip (nasopharyngeal), Ultra Fine (urethral) or Standard tip size. Each swab shaft is scored to assist delivery of the specimen to the liquid Amies medium. Once the shaft is broken, a unique cap-capture system locks the swab and shaft to the cap. Each System utilizes a distinct cap color to distinguish swab type for rapid specimen identification. Learn more about this product from the company’s catalogue.