Virus Transport Media (VTM)

Comprehensive solutions

Collection and transport of COVID-19 samples

HiMedia, the best solution for collection and transport of Covid-19 samples as well as other viruses.

  • Choose the between two media:
    • COVIDSafeTM for transport of virus in inactivated form
    • HiViralTM for transport of virus in activated form
  • Choose the amount of media per tube:
    • No media
    • 1.5ml
    • 3ml
  • Choose to order tube only or in kit with Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked Swab

Swabs are also available separately or other swabs are available on request.

Testing for SARS-CoV-2/COVID 19 is a major challenge currently and it begins with sample collection and transport. Different testing laboratories however require different combination of swabs, tubes with or without media.

HiMedia is able to provide you with the solution you need. Below a list of the most popular options. If yours is not included, please contact us.

Virus Transport Media Kit Overview

Additionally, the Swabs (PW1172) and a kit containing empty tubes with swabs (TCP297) are available.
For more details look at ordering information or download additional information in download section.

COVIDSafeTM - inactivate and be safe

Often, nucleic acid (NA) tests do not require viable viruses but intact nucleic acid particles of the viral genome. COVIDSafeTM has been designed to support majority of currently approved SARSCoV-2/COVID-19 tests in the world are molecular based tests like RT-qPCR.


COVIDSafeTM provides

Safety – On-the-spot inactivation of samples minimizes such risks of accidental spread of disease.

Ease of handling – Due to inactivation, sample virulence is lost and samples can be processed under Biosafety Level II.

Easy and economical transport – Samples can be stored and shipped at ambient temperature, thereby, eliminating the need of cold chain maintenance and reducing shipping/ packing costs.

Storage and shelf life – Store at room temperature, away from bright light. Use before date of expiry given on the product label.

COVIDSafeTM comes either in 1.5ml or 3ml in self standing tubes with or without Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked Swab

HiViralTM Transport Medium

HiViralTM Transport medium is a specially formulated medium for collection, transport and long term freeze storage of viruses. It is designed to maintain the optimum viability and virulence of the viral sample.

HiMedia and HiViralTM Transport Medium Product code AL167 are also listed at FDA for companies that have validated and intend to distribute VTM as set forth in Section IV.B of the FDA’s COVID-19 Transport Media Policy.

HiViralTM Transport Medium is made of Hanks Balanced Salt Solution and contains a protective protein antibiotic to control microbial contamination and buffers to control the pH. Phenol red is used as a pH indicator. The medium also contains a cryoprotectant which helps in preserving the viruses, if specimens are frozen for prolonged storage.

HiViralTM comes either in 1.5ml or 3ml in self standing tubes with or without Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked Swab

Product overview

COVIDSafeTM Virus Inactivation Medium with Virus Inactivation Medium in self-standing tube

  • AL167CS-50NO – 1.5ml Virus Inactivation Medium in self-standing tube (50 Pcs)
  • AL167CS-50X3ML – 3ml Virus Inactivation Medium in self-standing tube (50 Pcs)

COVIDSafeTM Virus Inactivation Kit with Virus Inactivation Medium in self-standing tube and one Sterile Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked Swab with Breakpoint

  • MS5760-50NO – 1.5ml Virus Inactivation Medium in self-standing tube and Sterile Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked Swab with Breakpoint (50 Pcs)
  • MS5760-50X3ML – 3ml Virus Inactivation Medium in self-standing tube and Sterile Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked Swab with Breakpoint (50 Pcs)

HiViralTM Transport Medium with Viral Transport Medium in self-standing tube

  • AL167-50X1.5ML – 1.5ml Virus Transport Medium in self-standing tube (50 Pcs)
  • AL167-50X3ML – 3ml Virus Transport Medium in self-standing tube (50 Pcs)

HiViralTM Transport Kit with Viral Transport Medium in self-standing tube and one Sterile Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked Swab with Breakpoint

  • MS2760-50X1.5ML – 1.5ml Virus Transport Medium in self-standing tube and Sterile Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked Swab with Breakpoint (50 Pcs)
  • MS2760-50NO – 3ml Virus Transport Medium in self-standing tube and Sterile Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked Swab with Breakpoint (50 Pcs)

HiViralTM Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked Swab with Breakpoint

  • PW1172 –

HiViralTM Transport Consumable Kit with Empty self-standing tube and sterile Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked swab with Breakpoint

  • TCP297 – Empty self-standing tube and sterile Nasopharyngeal Nylon Flocked swab with Breakpoint

Downloads

More product information including CE and IVD information about the products are available in die Documents for download.

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