Forensic and Genetic
COPAN's field of expertise is the preanalytical phase of Microbiology: Collection, Transport, Preservation and Analytical Specimen Processing. COPAN is well known for its large scale, custom automation, which supplies over 250 million collection and preservation systems for bacteriology and virology per year.
COPAN's Forensic and Genetic product lines were developed with key opinion leaders and reference laboratories, and designed to improve upon performance and to develop unique solutions for the market including products with anatomic and ergonomic shapes to optimize the sample recovery from both from the human body and from the crime scene environment.
COPAN's vertically integrated approach to manufacturing allows complete control over the entire process in order to produce the best product in the market, and achieve constant technical and quality improvement at a competitive price.
COPAN's 4N6FLOQSwabs™ line is certified DNase, RNase-Free and Human DNA-Free, as well as free of PCR inhibitors.
All staff involved in the production of the DNA-Free line are profiled and stringent internal quality controls are placed on the manufacturing process, raw materials and final product release. COPAN Diagnostics is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485 certified.
COPAN's mission is to bring value to Microbiology by providing innovative solutions. That is why, in the early 2000s, the late Daniele Triva had a breakthrough idea for a type of swab that would be a game changer in the industry and outperform any of the state-of the-art fiber swabs. COPAN's unique quantitative approach to diagnostics and passion for innovation drove research and development, and as a result, in 2004, COPAN invented and introduced the first flocked swabs to the market.
FLOQSwabs™ opened the door for COPAN to create improved devices, not just swabs, for collecting and eluting samples used in a wide variety of applications from molecular assays, antigen testing and EIA to DNA paternity kits, forensics and drugs of abuse testing kits. Flocking technology opens up limitless opportunity for the design and development of collection devices for various applications.
COPAN is the inventor of flocked swabs and holds patents in the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and China.
Traditional fiber wound swabs have an internal mattress core, which can trap precious sample.
COPAN flocked swabs use nylon fibers, and have no absorbent core, so the entire sample stays close to the surface for fast and complete elution.