DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE
ABSORBENT BULB FOR INSTANT RELEASE
The porous microstructure of the bulb is tuned to collect and retain fluids while allowing quick release into a vial. The strong capillary hydraulics between the fibers of OPT’s GM polymer increases maximum fluid sample uptake and rapid release. Lab results show that InstaSwab™ has a higher liquid/solid separation rate than conventional cotton swabs, and a higher viral/microbial transfer efficiency than market leading flocked swabs.
In an experimental study, OPT InstaSwab™ showed significantly improved collection and elution efficiency as compared to both the flocked swabs and traditional polyester swabs. The enhanced efficiency of InstaSwab™ has the potential to increase the limit of detection and sensitivity of molecular assays up to an order of magnitude thereby improving assay performance and reducing the likelihood of false negatives.
Our flexible soft tipped swabs can compress and expand to provide optimal comfort for patients when inserted into the nasal cavity during sample collection.
OPT’s InstaSwab™ is an FDA-registered (#3016659563), Class I, 510(k) exempt, sterile device produced following good manufacturing practices (GMP).
Soft and bendable where the swab is inserted in the nasal cavity. Rigid and strong at the handle where it is held.
Patterned handle prevents slipping when wearing gloves and working with wet surfaces.
Structurally optimized and materially efficient, our swabs are designed with the finest details in mind.
The hollow stent-like microstructure of the swab facilitates efficient dislodging of the target cells.
The swab is notched midway through the handle to allow the sample to be easily deposited into the test vial.
Made from one single photopolymer that has been cleaned and disinfected in multiple cycles of IPA.
Our manufacturing facility allows us to scale production to produce large volumes of customizable items on demand.
The shape, length, flexibility and break-off can be completely customized for different sample sizes, collection systems, and application types.