Medical Wire has been serving microbiologists, and other diagnostic professionals, enabling them to obtain the high quality specimens essential for accurate investigations. In the early years it provided customers with the materials to produce their own collection devices such as swabs, inoculating loops, and dip slides, but over the years this has given way to the supply of prepacked validated devices, ready for use by the busy nurse taking a specimen from a patient, the quality manager sampling food contact surfaces in a meat processing plant, or the policemen collecting forensic evidence at a crime scen.