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Puritan Medical Products Introduces New Patent Pending Flocked Swab Technology

GUILFORD, Maine, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Puritan Medical Products Company, the leading manufacturer of specialty tip medical/diagnostic swabs and applicators in North America, has announced the introduction of a new line of high performance flocked products. The new HydraFlock ™ and UltraFlock™ swabs both offer superior absorption capabilities coupled with extremely rapid release performance.

Both products are patent pending in Europe, where the applications for both have been published — refer to application #: EP 2 263 548 A2 & EP 2 263 549 A2.  Patent applications have also been filed in China, Japan, Canada, Australia, and the United States.

The development of these products is a direct result of Puritan's ongoing effort to meet the evolving needs of the diagnostic market, which has led to a rapid expansion of the company over the last two years.

"We've had to evolve and be diverse," says Timothy Templet, Executive Vice President of Sales.  "Human diagnostic testing is a fast changing market, and we're making the commitment to stay at the forefront of this market."

Puritan's unique proprietary process affords a combination of sophisticated fiber creation and innovative applications, yielding a specimen collection device with extremely high performance metrics.  This is achieved without the addition of fiber treatments, resulting in a sample collection device that's totally free of interfering substances which can negatively affect the integrity of the swab.

About Puritan Medical Products Company

North America's largest manufacturer of specialty-tip applicators and swabs, Puritan Medical Products Co. LLC produces a wide array of polyester, foam, microfiber, flocked, rayon, cotton & knitted polyester applicators for diagnostic, medical and critical environments use, Puritan was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Guilford, Maine.  For more information on Puritan's Flocked swabs and other diagnostic products, contact Timothy Templet at 800-321-2313 or 207-876-3311 or visit

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