Snap-Stick™ Ready-to-Use Culture Swabs

• Easy-to-use inoculating swab stick
• Convenient packaging
• Reference strain traceability
• Store at 2 ºC to 8 ºC in the original sealed pouch
Ready to Use Culture Swabs
• Pure cultures in an easy-to-use swab stick
• Ideal for media QA or development of cell banks
• Simple snap valve releases 1 mL sterile hydration fl uid into
swab unit where pellet is contained. Dissolves the pellet in
less than a minute.
• Robust and traceable – derived from pure NCTC cultures and never
more than two passages from the reference culture
• No royalty fee added to invoice
User Friendly - All in One Solution

Pure bacterial culture in an easy-to-use swab stick. Simple snap valve design releases
hydration fl uid with a simple press of the plastic valve stem. Cultures are supplied in
fl ash dissolve format, dissolving without agitation or incubation in less than 1 minute.
Fast, convenient, and glass-free hydration reservoir. Store refrigerated.

Traceable and Close to the Source

Derived from pure NCTC strains and never more than two passages from the reference
culture. This ensures maximum traceability and performance.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC 9763 QC Snap-Stick™

Compare the BIOBALL® Standardized Strains with Kwik Stick and Snap Sticks


  • All are:
    Accredited reference material under ISO 17034 standard
    Designed for applications requiring strains that are fewer passages from the reference culture
    Strains at two passages from reference culture
    All-in-one design reduces the risk of contamination
    Ready-to-use format saves time and money
    Refrigerated storage is easy and economical
    Online Certificate of Analysis provides detailed strain information
    Traceability to reference cultures ensures authenticity
    Technical Support experts available for guidance
    Product warranty

BIOBALL and Kwick Stick are small water-soluble petllet containing a precise number of microorganisms that delivers accuracy and precision, batch after batch. BIOBALL® is easy to use and requires no preparation or pre-incubation, and is an accredited reference material under ISO Guide 34 standards.

Which performs bests, KWIK-STICK compared or Snap STIK?

Some laboratory applications require Snap Stik strains that are fewer passages from the original reference culture. The are similar to KWIK-STIK and use microorganisms that are just two passages from their reference strains, with our signature KWIK-STIK format. 

QC Tests

Snap Stick and Kwik stik uses proprietary cytometry technology to produce a precise and accurate Certified Reference Material for microbiological quality control.


  • Microbial Growth Promotion Testing
  • Test Method Validation
  • Antimicrobial Agar Efficacy Testing
  • In-House Isolate GPT
  • Daily MicrobioalControls
  • Agar Media Fill Test

Each device features a qualitative lyophilized microorganism pellet, ampoule of hydrating fluid and inoculating swab; so everything you need for growing control cultures is included in one handy device.

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