With a reputation for innovation in pre-analytics, Copan Diagnostics, Inc. is the leading supplier of collection and transport systems in the world. Copan Diagnostics, Inc. has been supplying bacteriology swabs, viral transport media VTM and molecular systems to North and South America since 1994. Copan's innovations in pre-analytics include patented FLOQSwabs™, ESwab™, and UTM™ viral transport, which have been proven to advance the quality of traditional and contemporary microbiology assays through improved fluid-dynamics.


A Barcode Driven and Conveyor-Connected Specimen Processing System – Utilizes Robotic Plate Management and Image recording to Automate Specimen Workup in Microbiology.

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Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen Collection

As part of COPAN’s ongoing commitment to demonstrate best practices for specimen collection, the first video in a series features nasopharyngeal swab specimen collection using flocked swabs and viral transport media (FLOQSwabs™ and UTM™).

The videos were produced in partnership with Dr. J. Michael Miller, Director of Microbiology Technical Services, a private consulting service for diagnostic labs. Dr. Miller previously spent 35 years with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and has had a long term interest in specimen management and clinical relevance.

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January 9, 2015
Strategic alliance between bioMérieux and COPAN to automate clinical microbiology laboratories and enhance their operational efficiency
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How Liquid Based Microbiology Can Change the Workflow in the Microbiology Laboratories >
This paper illustrate how Liquid Based Microbiology (LBM) can positively change laboratory workflow. LBM allows clinical specimen optimization and has several important advantages: cost reduction (due to the smaller number of different devices used), time savings for medical or nursing staff (less confusion in collection device selection and fewer samples being collected), time savings for laboratory staff (fewer samples to access and handle for individual investigations), and patient comfort improvement (multiple sample collection can be avoided).

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