MWE Medical Wire & Equipment Ltd

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The inventors and one of the world’s leading manufacturer of Transport Swabs

World leader in specimen collection and transport.

All MWE products are engineered and developed for accurate diagnosis of infectious disease.

For over 69 years Medical Wire clinical products have been at the forefront of laboratory science. With a broad spectrum of carefully engineered preanalytical products that are operable across conventional methodologies and compatible with multiple PCR diagnostic systems, MWE products are the defacto standard aiding the diagnosis of infectious disease.

In 1952, Stanley Broggio, the founder of MWE, started the company is his own garden shed with the production of wire swabs and general laboratory components. In 1975 the ground breaking innovation of the Transwab® revolutionised the industry; an innovation which is still the industry standard across the globe.

 Product launches such as Virocult®, Sigma-Swab® (∑-Swab®), Polywipe™ and Sigma MM help ensure accuracy in diagnosis in the field of laboratory solutions and the food, pharmaceutical and forensic industries.

Today MWE produces in excess of 100 million medical devices per annum, and has an extensive network of global distributors operating as partners.

All clinical Transwab® products comply with the CLSI standard M40-A2 (for the Quality Control of Microbiology Specimen Transport Devices).

Medical Wire's clinical products are CE-marked as medical devices (up to Class IIa) or in vitro medical devices, manufactured to ISO 13485:2003. Where appropriate, they are registered with the United States FDA. All of our clinical and non-clinical products are also manufactured to ISO 9001:2008.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
15 Nov - 18 Nov 2021
Medlab Middle East
Dubai, UAE
28 Jun - 1 Jul 2021


Unit 29
Leafield Industrial Estate
SN13 9RT
United Kingdom


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