A New Amies Medium +20% Glycerol Device for the Collection and Long Term Frozen Storage of Clinical Specimens for Bacteria Culture

INTRODUCTION
Studies to monitor bacteria load during infection or changes in bacterial pathogens in response to vaccination and antibiotics has became crucial in microbiology. Frozen storage of study specimens in the original collection device allows performing bacteria culture at the same time and under the same conditions for all the samples collected. After many requests from microbiologists, Copan developed a new LBM collection device, this is realized with a tube of 1 mL containing the Amies Liquid Medium+20% of glycerol, and a regular FLOQSwab®, for the collection and frozen storage of clinical specimens for bacteria culture.