OPT’s InstaSwab™ is an absorbent swab with a variable size and shape tip. The patented swab is digitally manufactured with a computationally optimized fiber arrangement of the tip for superior performance. Independent microbiology lab results have placed InstaSwab™ performance ahead of leading flocked and cotton swabs, making it ideal for rapid diagnostic kits that require high sample sensitivity. Individually packaged and sterilized, the swabs are intended for clinical sample collection and are suitable for short contact with the human body such as nasopharyngeal, mid-turbinate or anterior sampling. In addition, InstaSwab™ comes with a full range of custom design options.
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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 microbial transfer efficiency than market leading flocked swabs.
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 allow us to scale production to produce large volume 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.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is OPT InstaSwab™?
OPT InstaSwab™ is an innovative fluid swab used in clinical sample collection for Covid-19 testing. It is suitable for short contact with the human body such as nasopharyngeal, mid-turbinate or anterior sampling. InstaSwab™ is FDA-registered (#3016659563) and approved for medical use.
How is InstaSwab™ manufactured?
OPT has an advanced digital manufacturing process that involves multiple cutting-edge technologies including optical lithography, computational optimization, and functional polymer processing. As a result, InstaSwab™ has ultra-high precision details to the micron level, outperforming any other swab in the market.
Where is InstaSwab™ designed and manufactured?
InstaSwab™ is designed and manufactured in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.
Why is InstaSwab™ different from other swabs on the Market?
InstaSwab™ soft tip is designed to deliver better absorption with excellent elution when compared to others in the market. The patented swab is digitally manufactured with a computationally optimized fiber tip arrangement.
How does InstaSwab™ compare to typical swabs on the Market?
InstaSwab™ is designed to be flexible, easy to use, and adaptable to any size of vial with adjustable breakpoint.InstaSwab™ is considered to be the most advanced nasal swab in the market with the highest absorption and elution performance. Recent independent lab results placed InstaSwab™on top of leading flocked swabs in the market, at least 20 times more bacterial elution when used for collecting and transfer samples. A key feature of InstaSwab™ is the high elution efficiency that is essential to increase the sensitivity of diagnostics, especially for those done with rapid tests, by providing higher concentration of samples in much shorter period of time. You can request a copy of the lab results here.
How is InstaSwab™ packaged and delivered?
InstaSwab™ is individually packaged and sterilized. Each box contains 100 individually wrapped swabs.
Who is currently using InstaSwab™?
Many leading healthcare providers including Kaiser Permanente are using ourInstaSwab™.
Is InstaSwab™ customizable and how?
InstaSwab™is customizable. OPT’s advanced computational optimization software allows us to offer a broad range of customization options to meet our customers’ specific needs and requirements. Customizations include but are not limited to : total length, break point, indicator, and tip shape.
What is the manufacturing capacity of InstaSwab™?
We have a robust and highly scalable manufacturing facility with high capacity to produce and deliver several hundred thousands swabs per week.
How is InstaSwab™ priced?
InstaSwab™ is competitively priced and offers a range of volume pricing options. Please contact us here for inquiries.
How can I get a sample of InstaSwab™?
To request InstaSwab™sample’s please fill out the sample request form here.
How do I place an order for InstaSwab™?
To place an order, email us your requirement at email@example.com.
How do I get additional information about InstaSwab™?
Additional information is available on our website here. You can also contact us here for specific information or questions.