FLOQSwabs™ Flocked SwabsOrdering Information 

Patented* FLOQSwabs comprise of a solid molded plastic applicator shaft with a tip that can vary in size and shape. The tip of the applicator is coated with short Nylon® fibers that are arranged in a perpendicular fashion. This perpendicular arrangement results from a process called flocking, where the fibers are sprayed onto the tip of the swab, while it is held in an electrostatic field. This process creates a highly absorbent thin layer with an open structure. Unlike traditional fiber wound swabs, which resemble a mattress or cushion, FLOQSwabs™ have no internal absorbent core to disperse and entrap the specimen– the entire sample stays close to the surface for fast and complete elution. The perpendicular Nylon fibers act like a soft brush which facilitates improved collection of cellular material. Capillary action between the fiber strands facilitates strong hydraulic uptake of liquid sample, and the sample stays close to the surface allowing easy elution.

FLOQSwabs™ are versatile and ideal for bacteriology samples, virology culture, DFA testing, rapid direct testing, EIA, PCR and molecular-based assays, as well as for forensic applications.

  • Ergonomic and Anatomic Design: For improved patient comfort and efficiency in specimen collection
  • Rapid Automatic Elution: Instant and spontaneous release into liquid media
  • Improved Sample Collection: Velvet brush-like texture rapidly and efficiently dislodges cells and collects liquid by capillarity
  • Quantitative Volume TransferMeasureable and Consistent Uptake and Transfer from Patient to Test Tube
  • Custom Designed Products Available Upon Request


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FLOQSwabs™ and Foam Comparison Video

Better diagnostics begins with better samples, and better samples are obtained by using the best collection devices. Click to watch a brief video comparing the release effect of a foam swab and a FLOQSwab™ to see the difference.

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European Patent #1608268, US Patents # 8,114,027, #8,317,728, #8,979,784, #9,011,358, #9,173,779, Canadian Patent #2515205, Japanese Patent # 2007-523663, Australian Patent #2004226798, New Zealand Patent #541560, Chinese Patent #101103931
Product clearance and availability restrictions may apply in some Countries. Please consult our local company or Copan distributors for the availability of these products in your Country.

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FLOQSwabs™ Brochure 
Flocking Process 
NDA Agreement 
CFT Brochure 

FLOQSwabs™ Studies

Scientific studies show that that FLOQSwabs™ significantly improve the quantity of samples collected and samples released into various culture and assay systems, improving the sensitivity of various diagnostic tests and the quality of diagnostics. Click here to read more studies about FLOQSwabs™.

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