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Sterile Dry Fiber Wrapped Swabs

CLASSIQSwabs™ are traditional and sterile ready-for-use devices intended for the collection of clinical samples.

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The swab

Classic style

These soft fiber swabs are available in tubes or peel pouches, Regular or Minitip shapes, and various materials such as cotton, rayon, and polyester. All these materials are inert and non-toxic to microorganisms and patients.



Transport media pairing

The association of Copan CLASSIQSwabs™ with the wide range of Copan Transport Media enables an efficient sample collection and preservation compatible with many downstream assays.


Classic doesn’t mean low-grade

CLASSIQSwabs™ can be used in plenty of applications, and we produce them with the same care as our other products.


Applicator shaft

Available in different materials such as plastic, aluminum, twisted wire.



CLASSIQSwabs™ are available in different packaging options, inluding paper film, double wrapping, dry tubes and peel pouch.



Different color coding and shaft lenghts upon request.

Into the Line

This product line groups a variety of product codes, each optimized to address specific needs.
Check here the summary of these features and contact us to discover the product code that best suits your need-mix and available in your Country.

Fields of Application

  • Respiratory
  • STI & HPV
  • Cutaneous infections
  • Microbiome
  • Etc…


  • Regular
  • Minitip

Downstream Application

  • Bacterial culture
  • Molecular-based assay
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Suggested uses table. Please refer to your GLP procedures to choose the most appropriate device.
The use of this product in association with diagnostic kits or instrumentation should be internally validated by the user.

Scientific Mentions

Always faithful to our scientific approach, we are eager to hear the proof of the success of our efforts and commitment.

Browse Studies

European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology 2019 – Von Allmen N. et al.

The most important result of our study is the finding that dry swabs did not perform significantly different from liquid medium collection systems regardless of the detection method being chromogenic culture or PCR.


BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 – Koutsourelakis I. et al.

All collections were taken from the maxillary sinus mucosa using a cotton-tipped wire swab (Dry Swabs) under endoscopic visualization by the same clinician (APL). Immediately following collection, the samples were flash frozen and stored at −80C until processed.


Archives of Public Health 2019 – Amadane M. et al.

The kits contained a cotton swab for HPV self-sampling (ClassiqSwab™, COPAN), illustrated instructions on how to use the swab for self-sampling, an informed consent form, an explanatory document about the HPV infection.


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Scientific study

Liquid and Dry Swabs for Culture- and PCR-Based Detection of Colonization with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus during Admission Screening

N. von Allmen

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