Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program Announces Decision To Acquire COPAN’s WASPLab™, The Next Generation Full Laboratory Automation And Digital Bacteriology System
"After a thorough due diligence process reviewing different commercially available options for full lab automation, we are pleased to announce our decision to purchase WASPLab™. Our goal in moving to full lab automation is to ensure patients in our area have access to excellent, timely and effective care. With the decreased turnaround times, our clinicians are excited about the positive impact WASPLab™ will have in enhancing patient care, antibiotic stewardship and infection control management,” said David Langstaff, Executive Director of the Laboratory Medicine Network.
The CHU De Québec And COPAN Achieve Landmark First Installation In North America Of Next Generation Full Laboratory Automation And Digital Bacteriology System, WASPLab™
The CHU de Québec, one of the most important healthcare institutions in the province of Québec and one of the biggest in Canada, and COPAN Diagnostics, Inc., announced today the full installation of WASPLab™, the latest generation of full laboratory automation and digital microbiology system in Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus, one of the five hospitals forming the CHU de Québec. This hospital and COPAN group worked closely and collaboratively to deliver North America’s fastest seamless solution for full laboratory automation. This is a historic first installation of a full laboratory automation and digital bacteriology system operational in North America. The installation of WASPLab™’s hardware took place in an unprecedented time of less than a week. The speed of installation means that disruption to the routine laboratory operations is minimal and Go-Live time after install is dramatically shortened.
WASP® ID Disc Application Feature Allows For Complete Automation In The Specimen Setup Process
The new ID Disc Application function comes in response to market demand from the Microbiology community to automate this step in specimen processing.
UTM™ Available This Flu Season
Despite high seasonal flu levels, COPAN has plenty of UTM™ and it continues to work to ensure uninterrupted supply. Rely on COPAN’s UTM™ - don’t be fooled by similar products that need to be revalidated.
As Influenza Season Unfolds, COPAN Diagnostics Offers Free Educational Respiratory Sample Collection Videos For Healthcare Providers
Under our Educational Section, you can find educational videos that show proper technique for collecting respiratory specimens for influenza using swabs, aspirates and washes. These videos are a free resource.