COLLECTION AND PRESERVATION FOR ANALYSIS

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.

BACTERIOLOGY

VIROLOGY

INDUSTRIAL / FORENSICS

AUTOMATION

WASPLAB™

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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Wound Swab Specimen Collection

Wound specimen collection offers some unique challenges for the preanalytical and analytical components of the workup. The preferred specimen of choice remains a sample of the tissue, however if a swab is used to collect, a COPAN FLOQSwab™ should be used and the specimen of choice is always the advancing margin of the lesion.

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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NEWS AND EVENTS

April 28, 2015
Two New US Patents Protect COPAN Invention of Flocked Swabs
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FEATURED STUDY

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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