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Do you want to wait until the next wave of coronavirus to run out of swabs?

May 14, 2020
Learn how medical-grade polyurethane foam can be used for diagnostic swabs in place of traditional swab materials.

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Ensuring uniform UV energy distribution is the key to proper disinfection

April 28, 2020

UV light being used in surface disinfection has become more popular recently due to its ability to eradicate the COVID-19 virus. Learn how using highly reflective microporous PTFE in UV disinfection devices increases the reflectivity and efficiency of the device.

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Saliva Swabs Made from High-Purity Porous Media Increase COVID-19 Test Accuracy

April 20, 2020

Diagnostic test manufacturers are developing more saliva-based tests because saliva is easy to collect and inexpensive.
Learn why saliva swabs made from porous media (instead of cotton) increase test accuracy, especially for infectious diseases like COVID-19.

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Aerosol Barrier Pipette Tip Filters Lead the Way in COVID-19 Testing

March 27, 2020

POREX aerosol barrier pipette tip filters are required for all laboratory tests for COVID-19. Learn more about why critical tests require filters to ensure test reliability.

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Wicking plays a key role in Diagnostics and Healthcare

Wicking, or capillarity is the ability of liquids to flow through very narrow openings. The flow motion occurs without the assistance of external forces, and is generally against gravity. If the diameter of the opening is extremely small, the surface tension of the opening’s wall, and the adhesive forces between the liquid and the wall are sufficient enough to drive . . .

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Why manufacturers should stop using ceramic wicks in plug-in air fresheners

The demand for high-quality, long-lasting air fresheners is growing. As sales rise, many manufacturers are reconsidering the materials they use. Many air care devices contain ceramic wicks, but an increasing number of companies are switching to a more durable, reliable material that improves product performance.

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The important role Porex plays in a life changing moment

March 2, 2020

Our Global Development Director shares her recent video taking apart a pregnancy test to show the porous sample collection wick – and talks about how this one test has had an impact on her life.

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What makes a plug-in air freshener work?

Jan. 28, 2020

Check out a video that shows the porous polymers inside a plug-in air freshener and how they make it work!

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Protecting the nation’s blood supply line with porous plastic components

Dec. 13, 2019

It’s essential that the materials used in the devices that test, collect and analyze blood samples do not compromise – but instead protect – the blood supply used by millions.

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