iSWAB Microbiome collection media approved for home collection of COVID-19 samples; Mawi maintains robust stock of testing supplies

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) EXCITE lab has been extensively using Mawi’s iSWAB-Microbiome technology for campus and community surveillance.

Mawi DNA Technologies is honored to announce the FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for UCSD Excite Lab’s COVID test, submitted with iSWAB-Microbiome as the transport medium for their Covid-19 sampling kit. Now approved by the FDA for Emergency use to detect and test for RNA from SARS-COV-2 and its variants, the Mawi iSWAB-Microbiome collection media has been demonstrated to be non-hazardous. Swabs can be transported and stored at ambient temperature for up to 66 hours. What is particularly exciting is the fact that this EUA allows at-home self-collection for all individuals 15 years of age or older and for individuals 2 years of age or older with adult assistance. Similar at-home, self-collection approval should follow very soon as well for the iSWAB-Microbiome-EL (Extraction-Less) collection media. The EUA can be found here.

With the Intensity of the COVID-19 Pandemic increasing once again, especially from the omicron variant,  Mawi DNA Technologies remains vigilant and strong. We are supported by a secure USA-based supply chain for the manufacturing of our sample collection technologies and accessories including iSWAB, NextSWAB (molded swab), and the iSPIT funnel designed for spit collection. We are proud to say that over the course of this pandemic we have never experienced supply chain issues to the point of having extensive backorders. All orders for Mawi testing supplies have been fulfilled within customer expectations.

The iSWAB-Microbiome technology is compatible with an array of COVID testing procedures and may be purchased in large bulk quantities for mass sample collection and testing. Sample collection can be achieved with nasal or saliva collection methods at home or by health care providers. iSWAB Microbiome technology can detect variants of the COVID-19 virus from a single collection sample or pooled samples and has been demonstrated to be non-hazardous. Samples can be stored and transported at ambient temperature for up several weeks. For more information on ISWAB-Microbiome and Mawi DNA Technologies please visit: