US Patent Office Grants COPAN Invention Of Flocked Swabs
The US Patent Office has awarded COPAN the much awaited patent for its flocked swabs invention for collection and transfer of biological samples. This grant, deriving from a very thorough and careful examination, strengthens COPAN’s patent portfolio around the World for its flocked swab invention. COPAN’s revolutionary invention has now been awarded patents in every Country where it had been filed.
COPAN Flock Technologies Launches New Website In Chinese To Serve Burgeoning IVD And Medical Device Manufacturers In China
COPAN has proudly announced this week the launch of the Chinese version of the Copan Flock Technologies website. The Chinese website aims at better serving COPAN’s growing customer base in the IVD and Medical Device Manufacturers market in China.
Revisiting Best Practices For Respiratory Virus Testing As Flu Season Draws Near
In the September, 2011 Journal of Clinical Microbiology, COPAN’s flocked swabs were cited as an important advance in testing for respiratory viruses. The JCM article “Current Best Practices for Respiratory Virus Testing” by Christine Ginocchio and Alexander MacAdam considers current issues in diagnostic testing for respiratory viruses including best methods for detection, sample handling and testing for antiviral resistance. The goal of the discussion, by the authors and the working group which contributed to the article, was to come to a consensus on the best practices for respiratory virus testing and to raise questions for further consideration.
COPAN WASP® Lands At Prestigious Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center (BMC) in Boston Massachusetts, USA, recently took delivery of their long-awaited WASP® (Walk Away Specimen Processor), which includes a Gram SlidePrep™ Module. The acquisition was concomitant with the inauguration of BMC’s new clinical laboratory facilities, and BMC’s ongoing efforts to optimize patient care by consolidating resources and improving workflow within the lab.
Winner Of COPAN’s “I Love COPAN Flocked Swabs” Promotion Is Announced
The winner of the “I love COPAN Flocked Swabs Promotion” has been announced. COPAN ran the promotion from March 2011 to May 2011, and it was publicized in different magazines and industry events. The winner's name was randomly selected from all the entries, as she became the winner of a trip for two to Italy. Participants were asked to tell us why they love COPAN Flocked Swabs, and we were pleased with the tremendous number of responses received. To see what others are saying, click here.
COPAN Announces Workshop On Automated Specimen Processing, Digital Workup And Reporting In Microbiology During AACC Clinical Lab Expo
COPAN will present changes in Microbiology and what they mean for automated specimen processing, especially related to revolutionary remote Bacteriology through WASPLab™ image acquisition and analysis. The presentation will examine the dramatic impact on microbiology efficiency and turn-around-time for results of the ability to view, workup, and report cultures remotely from anywhere with internet access. Registration still open. Register today
China Grants COPAN Patent For Flocked Swabs
COPAN announced that it has received the Chinese patent for its invention of flocked swabs, FLOQSwabs™, for collection and transfer of biological samples. The Chinese flocked swabs patent is the latest addition to a growing number of patents held by COPAN across the world for the use of flocked swabs for collection and transfer of biological samples, including a European patent that covers several countries (N°1608268), an Australian patent (N°2004226798), a Canadian patent (N°2515205), a Japanese patent (2007-523663) and New Zealand patent (N°541560).
COPAN Announces Strategic Global Distribution Partnership With Siemens
OPAN announced a strategic partnership with Siemens for the global distribution of COPAN WASP®: Walk-Away Specimen Processor in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the ASM’s 111th General Meeting. This distribution agreement is particularly exciting for the US hospital market as it merges Siemens’ strong reputation in Microbiology and COPAN’s innovation in pre-analytics.
COPAN Announces The Launch Of WASPLab™
COPAN is proud to announce the worldwide launch of WASPLab™ , a barcode driven and conveyor-connected specimen processing system, which utilizes robotic plate management to automate specimen workflow in Microbiology. The unveiling of the system will be in Milan, during the 21st ECCMID General Meeting from May 7 to May 10, 2011, and in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the ASM’s 111th General Meeting from May 21 to May 24, 2011.