Can CAP Proficiency Testing (PT) Samples be Adequately Processed with Laboratory Automation? A Proof of Concept Study…

August 30, 2019

As part of the study, remnant CAP PT samples were tested to determine a procedure for processing the unknowns on the WASP®DT. The unknown samples were processed manually following the instructions provided by CAP. The results were used as a control to compare four different methods for processing the unknown samples on the WASP®DT.

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Hologic’s Panther Fusion MRSA Assay Lists ESwab™ as Approved Sample Collection Device

September 18, 2018

Hologic’s Panther Fusion MRSA Assay Lists ESwab™ as Approved Sample Collection Device

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FDA Cleared UriSponge™ for More Convenient Urine Collection, Preservation, and Transport

September 6, 2018

FDA Cleared UriSponge™ for More Convenient Urine Collection, Preservation, and Transport

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Preparing for the 2018 – 2019 Influenza Season

August 31, 2018

Preparing for the 2018 – 2019 Influenza Season

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Liquid Based Microbiology is the Key to Optimal Automation Utilization

August 24, 2018

Laboratories can optimize their automation utilization with COPAN LBM products

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Dr. Flora Returns to Demonstrate the PhenoMATRIX™ Software!

July 9, 2018

Dr. Flora Returns to Demonstrate the PhenoMATRIX™ Software

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Recent Study Shows WASPLab® and VITEK®MS Together to Facilitate Positive Blood Culture Identification in Approximately 4 Hours

May 25, 2018

Recent Study Shows WASPLab® and VITEK®MS Together to Facilitate Positive Blood Culture Identification in Approximately 4 Hours

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Orange You Glad WASPLab®’s PhenoMATRIX™ Can Detect and Interpret GAS Colonies on Novel CHROMagar’s Colorex Strep A Agar?

May 18, 2018

Orange You Glad WASPLab®’s PhenoMATRIX™ Can Detect and Interpret GAS Colonies on Novel CHROMagar’s Colorex Strep A Agar?

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COPAN FecalSwab for Infection Control Surveillance of ESBL, CRE and C. difficile

May 10, 2018

COPAN FecalSwab can be used for Infection Control Surveillance of ESBL, CRE and C. difficile

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Dr. Flora and Zip Journey Through PhenoMATRIX™

April 4, 2018

Automation comes alive in this exciting new video starring Zip and Dr. Flora, about COPAN’s PhenoMATRIX Algorithm Suite which automates reading of some traditional bacterial cultures.

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SCACM, Microbiology and Full Laboratory Automation- Do You Have the Answers You Need

March 2, 2018

COPAN will be hosting a workshop during the annual SCACM meeting and PhenoMATRIX™, can differentiate positive and negative urine cultures

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Candida auris, An Emerging Superbug Fungus Quickly on the Rise?

February 12, 2018

Candida auris is a new superbug fungus on the rise.

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Can Bacteria be Stored in Freezing Temperatures Using ESwab™?

February 1, 2018

ESwab with 20 Percent Glycerol tested well for the long term storage of frozen bacteria

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Does ESwab Work for Pathogenic Fungi?

January 5, 2018

While there is extensive information to support ESwab™’s excellent performance with aerobic, anaerobic and fastidious bacteria, for the first time a study aimed at researching the question about fungi was published by the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

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Unique Anatomically Designed Flocked Swab Yields Superior Flu Diagnostics and Minimal Patient Discomfort

December 20, 2017

Unique Anatomically Designed Flocked Swab Yields Superior Flu Diagnostics and Minimal Patient Discomfort

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ESwab™, Anaerobes and Antibiotic Stewardship

December 12, 2017

ESwab™, Anaerobes and Antibiotic Stewardship

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The Preanalytical Phase of Microbiology is Paving the Way to Improved Patient Care

December 4, 2017

Specimen collection and transport for laboratory testing are the initial steps in determining diagnosis and treatment.

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Dishing Up Food Safety for Thanksgiving: Keep the Meal Safe and Tasty

November 22, 2017

Food poisoning is probably the last thing on anyone’s mind as they tuck into some tasty turkey smothered in gravy and savory stuffing.

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Three Cheers for WASPLab®!

November 17, 2017

To celebrate the installation of the largest automation in Northern California, COPAN Diagnostics and the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) Golden Gate Chapter, co-sponsored an event last week.

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Endorsing ESwab

November 15, 2017

A decade after COPAN launched ESwab™ hundreds of labs and hospitals throughout the United States and Canada have switched over to COPAN’s liquid based system.

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The Spooky Truth About the Gut

October 31, 2017

It’s Halloween and while ghosts, ghouls and skeletons are on the mind, do you know what’s really spooky? That what lies in your gut may be a predicator of your health.

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A United Front and Optimistic Spirit is Helping Puerto Rico Heal After Hurricane Maria

October 27, 2017

With hashtags like #VamoArribaPR and #VamosPaArribaPorPuertoRico, residents of this island are announcing to the world that “Puerto Rico will rise above” the devastation brought upon their home by Hurricane Maria.

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GenLab de Peru Invites COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. To Participate in the II Series of International Microbiology Conferences in Lima, Peru

October 6, 2017

GenLab de Peru Invites COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. To Participate in the II Series of International Microbiology Conferences in Lima, Peru

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September Means Fall and Babies, Lots of Babies

September 28, 2017

Apparently, many Americans spend the holidays doing more than hanging up stockings and trimming the tree. September happens to wear the noteworthy title of “most popular birth month in the United States”. Count back nine months and … you get the point.

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Swabs Rule Over Stool: 99 Percent Versus 76 percent of Patients Could Provide Sample Using FecalSwab® in Study

September 15, 2017

A recent study published in “The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology” found that not only are COPAN’s rectal swabs a much more convenient tool for collecting pediatric fecal samples, but they actually increased the overall yield by 10 percent!

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