COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. (Murrieta, CA) and TriCore Reference Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) met with a group of Microbiologists from leading laboratories to discuss why Liquid Based Microbiology, lab automation, and coordinated care are influential to the future of healthcare.
The Albuquerque-based event “Automatic Reading and Segregation of Cultures: The Value Proposition and Improved Time to Resulting Has Arrived,” was followed by a tour of the WASPLab™ system installed at TriCore Reference Laboratories (TriCore). In order to understand the evolution of microbiology automation, Dr. Suzane Silbert, the Clinical Scientist of Esoteric Testing Lab and Pathology at Tampa General Hospital (Tampa General), explained the history of Liquid Based Microbiology (LBM) and its role in clinical microbiology.
Murrieta, CA – May 12th, 2016 – With the recent implementation of
WASPLab™ and digital microbiology, COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. is
pleased to announce a strategic alliance with TriCore Reference
Murrieta, CA – COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. is pleased to announce groundbreaking results of a multi-center study titled “Automated Scoring of Chromogenic Media for the Detection of MRSA using the WASPLab Image Analysis Software” recently published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. The study performed by Faron et al (2015) is unique in its class, testing 57,690 samples and demonstrating that the WASPLab™ image analysis software can automatically detect and segregate positive from negative MRSA samples using chromogenic agar with a sensitivity of 100%, and a specificity of 90-96% (varying by location). In fact, the software was able to detect an additional 153 positive MRSA patients that were missed by manual reading. Locations of the participating laboratories spanned across the globe including Italy, The Netherlands, Canada, and the United States.