In this unprecedented time when clinical testing and environmental cleanliness is under heightened demand and scrutiny, Charm Sciences has been able to adapt our manufacturing to produce Viral Transport Media (VTM) and Environmental Surface Swabs.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) selected Charm Sciences to assist in the production of VTM for swab sample shipments for distribution to central testing laboratories, drive through testing locations, and hospitals.
During the coronavirus outbreak, Charm Sciences has adapted our industry-leading PocketSwab Plus ATP detection swab to allow hospitals, critical care/long-term care facilities, contract cleaning companies and property management firms to sample surfaces for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Viral Transport Media (VTM)
Charm Viral Transport Medium (VTM) is a non-propagating culture medium intended for transport of clinical material. VTM intended use is for transporting clinical specimens for testing with biochemical, molecular or antigen assays during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) public health emergency.
Viral Environmental Surface Swab
The Viral Environmental Surface Swab is used to verify the absence of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces after cleaning and sanitation.
This self-contained swab has a foam swab pre-moistened with Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) allowing for the simple sampling of surfaces without the need to re-clean after sampling.