COPAN's Virology products were developed to maximize the collection of sample material from the site of infection, stabilizing and preserving the target analyte inside the sample, and maximizing release of the target into the test platform.
COPAN FLOQSwabs™ flocked swabs have revolutionized specimen collection in Virology. FLOQSwabs™ allow precise and consistent virus sample uptake, and release the entire sample into the preservation medium for improved sensitivity of viral diagnostics tests. To transport samples, COPAN developed Universal Viral Transport Medium, UTM™, which, combined with flocked swabs, provides a universal open platform for Virology culture and DFA testing, and has been successfully used for EIA, PCR and other molecular based assays.
Benefitting from a full in-house laboratory equipped with tissue culture capabilities, multiple rapid antigen assays, commercially available molecular assays and real time PCR platforms, COPAN has dramatically improved the performance of collection and transport systems with the key invention of flocked swabs.
Patented sample collection tool scientifically proven to optimize the efficiency of the target analyte collection.
UTM™ Viral Transport Media
Room temperature stable viral transport medium for collection, transport, maintenance and long term freeze storage of viruses.