Puritan Medical Products Awarded Second US Patent for PurFlock Ultra® Flocked Swabs

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Puritan Medical Products issued another United States patent for its excellent absorbing and eluting PurFlock Ultra® swab.


Puritan Awarded US PurFlock Patent

PurFlock Ultra’s high purity characteristics makes it an ideal swab for sensitive rapid diagnostic tests.

March 9, 2016 | Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC, an American manufacturer of single-use medical, diagnostic, forensic and critical environment products for the global market, was awarded another United States patent, for its PurFlock Ultra® swab.

Puritan’s latest U.S. Patent 9,274,029 covers the PurFlock Ultra® and related products, as well as methods of manufacturing and methods of using the products. Puritan’s previous U.S. Patent 8,420,385 covers additional aspects of the PurFlock Ultra® product itself as well as for the unique manufacturing method involved. Puritan’s PurFlock Ultra® swab is engineered for purity and maximal cell yield with a small sample size. PurFlock Ultra® is constructed from fiber technology that results in the greatest balance between purity and sample collection efficiency on the market.

Puritan has also been awarded patents in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom that cover related products and methods. Patents for additional aspects of the PurFlock Ultra® swab technology are pending in the U.S. and elsewhere.

“The PurFlock Ultra® swab is an ideal choice in flocked swabs with excellent absorption and elution of specimens, and PurFlock Ultra’s high purity characteristics makes it an ideal swab for sensitive rapid diagnostic tests” said Puritan Executive Vice President of Sales Timothy Templet. PurFlock Ultra® is used for PCR, molecular assays, DFA testing, forensic applications, and direct antigen testing.

Puritan Medical Products has expanded rapidly over the last few years, as a direct result of the company’s effort to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare, forensic, food safety, and drug manufacturing industries.

Puritan manufactures more than 40 types of swabs, which include the PurFlock® and HydraFlock® lines, all of which are manufactured in Guilford, Maine by American workers.

About Puritan
Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC is North America’s largest manufacturer of single-use medical products and diagnostic products. All Puritan products are manufactured at their Guilford, Maine, U.S. facility, which includes custom media manufacturing and compounding capability to meet a multitude of customer needs. Puritan operates a state-of-the-art microbiology laboratory that conforms to stringent U.S. quality system regulations. This lab is where all Puritan’s research and development as well as product testing, approval, and release take place.

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