Amies. Sterile

AMIES media is a modification of Cary Blair media, which is at the same time a modification of Stuart media. Basically the glycerophosphate is replaced by an inorganic phosphate, and the methylene blue by pharmacological charcoal. Calcium and magnesium are also added, thus maintaining the permeability of the bacterial cell. This media assures the viability of organisms such as:

  • Neisseria sp.
  • Haemophilus sp.
  • Corynebacterium sp.
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Shigella flexneri
  • Salmonella typhi
  • Brucella abortus
  • Enterobacterias, etc.

Some microorganisms can resist on the media for up to 3 days, although the recovery of microorganisms is better if cultured in the first 24 hours. Amies transport swabs are available with or without charcoal.
Swabs are sterilised by radiation.
Peel-pack dimensions: 38 x 210 mm. Expiry date: 30 months after sterilisation date.

Swab: CE MDD Class IIa
Tube: CE IVD

Directive 98/79/EC (in Vitro Diagnostic medical device) Directive 93/42/EEC (Moderate risk, sterile medical device)

code description case qty. case weight (Kg) case vol. (m3) palet cases
300287 Snappable PS + viscose 6 x 100 9,33 0,0600 32
300285 Snappable PS + viscose (with charcoal) 6 x 100 9,37 0,0580 32
300281 Aluminium + viscose 6 x 100 9,08 0,0560 32
300281/1 Aluminium + viscose (with charcoal) 6 x 100 9,15 0,0520 32