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Copan WASP®: Walk-Away Specimen Processor is a revolutionary open system for automatic processing of microbiology samples. The breakthrough technology behind the WASP®, coupled with Copan ESwab™, the only liquid transport swab system that allows automated processing, make the WASP® the first instrument of its kind to use a single universal platform to automatically process bacteriology specimens, including swabs, urine, feces or any liquid sample, regardless of the specimen’s container style or specimen type. WASP® is the only instrument that addresses all aspects of automated Microbiology specimen processing: planting and streaking, Gram slide preparation and enrichment broth inoculation to name a few. While competitive products only manage the aspect of planting and streaking, Copan understands that this is only one part of specimen set up. Copan continues to make new, innovative strides in Microbiology and has designed the WASP® as an open platform, modular instrument for the seamless addition of new features and capabilities.

WASP® is a workhorse that can become the mainstay for specimen processing in a busy microbiology laboratory providing a much needed solution at a time of diminishing staff resources. It offers both high throughput capabilities for single specimen types, as well as tremendous flexibility to switch between a diversity of specimen types to deliver maximum up-time and value for the laboratory.


Dimensions: 43.5 inches wide x 81.5 inches long x 76 inches high (111 cm wide x 207 cm long x 193 cm high)

Weight: Approximately 1,300 LBS (590 Kg)

Input Voltage: 220V, 20Amps

Network Ethernet: 100 MB

Interface: LIS interface available upon request

Peripherals: Touch screen monitor, external barcode reader, label printer

Certifications: CE, UL, CSA

Electrical Receptacle Plug: HBL2321 250V / 20A (for USA and Canada)

GRAM SlidePrep™

Dimensions: 28 inches wide x 23 inches long x 49.5 inches high (71 cm wide x 58 cm long x 125 cm high)

Weight: Approximately 221 lbs (100 kg)