During initial R&D testing, the NextSWAB™’s unique and patent pending head design has shown higher collection efficiency for nasal (mid-turbinate and anterior nares) samples than flocked swabs with extremely minimal user discomfort. The NextSWAB™ is 6 inches in length, with a unique head design positioned at the distal end. The swab head is designed with two channels separated by a septum that retains the collected nasal and oral material that is then released into the transport media with a gentle shake. The flexible head can fit into crevices with ease and effectiveness. The NextSWAB™ is ready for use and does not require any preparation for specimen collection. A second sample can be added to the same device creating a more concentrated sample to improve overall reliability of the test.
NextSWAB™ sterile sampling applicator is intended for specimen collection of biological samples. It is a non-invasive swab-based sampling applicator and is intended to be used for sample collection from various sample types including oral and nasal mid-turbinate, and anterior nares sample collection. The NextSWAB™ is designed for optimal sample collection and release capabilities and is compatible with many sample transport devices, making it ideal for multiple swab sample pooling in a single device. The NextSWAB™ fully releases its contents into the sample transport media removing the need for the swab to be transported with the sample. A fully concentrated liquid sample can then be quickly processed with robotic liquid handling systems and/or any laboratory workflow.
The COVID-19 pandemic created major supply chain disruptions in testing supplies, especially for swabs. In response to these supply issues, Mawi DNA Technologies developed the 100% plastic, injection molded NextSWAB as an efficient alternative to standard nasal and oral swabs. The NextSWAB™ is a comfortable, high-performing sterile plastic swab that offers multifunctional use for sample collection without the possibility of contamination from glue or fibers used in flock and cotton swabs. The supply chain line for the NextSWAB™ is reliable and stable to counteract the increasing demand for COVID sample collection swabs. Due to the 100% plastic molded construction and USA based manufacturing, supply chain issues will be nonexistent.
- The NextSWAB is a sterile sampling applicator for biological sample
- The product is 6” in length, with a unique head design positioned
at the distal end.
- The swab head is designed with two channels
separated with a septum that can retain the collected nasal or oral material
which can then be released into the transport media with a gentle
- This functionality removes the need for the swab to be transported
with the sample therefore making it easier to process especially
for robotic liquid handling systems.
- Nasal Sample Collection
- Oral Sample Collection
STORAGE AND STABILITY
Pre-collection: 36 months from date of manufacture between 15-30° C
Transport temperature, post-collection: 15-30° C