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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Experts Say Australia’s Influenza Epidemic is Bad News for the North

September 12, 2017

As Australia continues to fight a record-breaking flu epidemic, many individuals are left wondering what this means for the rest of the world. Will those living in the Northern Hemisphere also suffer a similar plight? The short answer is: yes.

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To Phub or Not To Phub: How Dirty is Your Cell Phone?

September 1, 2017

The smart phone, it’s an adult’s security blanket. The clear majority of adults, and increasingly kids and teens, rarely part with their cell phones. We drag them everywhere, apparently even, into that most private of areas: the restroom.

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Is Australia’s Early Flu Epidemic a Predictor for the Northern Hemisphere 2017-2018 Season?

August 25, 2017

The flu is hitting down under much earlier and harder this year. More than 94,000 confirmed cases of influenza have already been reported in Australia. That’s a record breaking number for the country more well-known for beautiful beaches, kangaroos, and Steve Irwin than snotty noses, coughs and fevers.

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Häagen-Dazs, IPAs and COPAN’s “MilkyWay” Attract Crowds at IAFP

July 18, 2017

Meeting attendees slurped local IPAs and munched on Häagen-Daz bars, while lining up to check out the “MilkyWay,” COPAN’s newest automation which made its North American debut at the International Association for Food Protection 2017 from July 9 through July 11.

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From Space to Surface! SRK® Sticks the Landing with Surface Sampling Simplified!

July 6, 2017

In a recent study, researchers used COPAN’s Swab Rinse Kit (SRK) to assess the microbial levels in the International Space Station and discovered some potentially hazardous pathogens.

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Optimizing Workflow in a Post-WASPLab® World

June 23, 2017

A recent study reveals that COPAN’s automation will decrease costs and errors, while increasing efficiency and employee satisfaction in the clinical Microbiology lab.

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Mycoplasma genitalium: The Guest You Don’t Want to Bring Home…

June 16, 2017

COPAN flocked swabs can help with the detection of M. genitalium

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“Unfortunately, no one can be told what the PhenoMatrix™ is. You have to see it for yourself.” Customers Flocked to COPAN’s Booth at the ASM Microbe 2017 Conference

June 9, 2017

Hundreds of attendees from across the globe donned “Neo” sunglasses and black trench coats and made the life altering choice between the red or blue pill before lining up in front of the green screen at COPAN’s wildly popular booth at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2017 conference.

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Have You Heard that Sitting is the New Smoking? Get up and Move with WASPLab’s Clever Canister Plate Delivery System

May 26, 2017

A pack of Camels or a day spent sitting down? Those hours clocked in chairs are maybe just as deadly as that pack of Camel cigarettes.

Multiple studies point out that time in the chair can lead to a whole host of medical problems. COPAN designed its automation with a canister system for more mobility and to give labs more flexibility to grow.

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Chromogenic Bi-Plates and Dual ESwab™ Processed on WASPLab® Cuts Number of Specimens and Plates Used from Surveillance Cultures in Half

May 19, 2017

In a new study, researchers from Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, validated a more efficient and less costly process for identifying and preventing antibiotic-resistant Hospital-Acquired Infections.

The study compared the use of chromogenic media bi-plates for MRSA and VRE screening and the Dual ESwab™ kit with the use of WASPLab® for processing and imaging analysis.

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Ask ESwab: Is Having Money a Health Hazard?

May 12, 2017

Study investigates the microbes left on New York City currency using COPAN ESwab and metagenomic sequencing

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COPAN Introduces the New Rectal FecalSwab® for Pediatrics!

May 5, 2017

GI Pathogens can be difficult to detect due to the lack of sensitivity and speed experienced with traditional methods and patients having trouble providing a timely specimen. COPAN’s FecalSwab® (FS) helps remedy these issues.

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COPAN FecalSwab® Demonstrates Great Compatibility with Seegene’s Allplex Gastrointestinal Multiplex PCR and Outperforms Traditional Enteric Transport Devices

April 28, 2017

New study evaluated COPAN FecalSwab® and demonstrated its great compatibility with Seegene’s Allplex Gastrointestinal Multiplex PCR, outperforming traditional enteric transport devices

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Recent JCM Publication Shows BioFire’s FilmArray® GI Panel and FecalSwab® Lighting the Fire for Enteric Diagnostics

April 21, 2017

A new study that evaluated FecalSwab® in conjunction with BioFire’s FilmArray® GI Panel concluded that COPAN’s newest product addition improves patient care for rapid diagnostic of gastrointestinal diseases.

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ESwab is Great for Eight

April 12, 2017

A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, determined the frequency and age associated with F. necrophorum and groups A and C/G streptococci as causes of bacterial pharyngitis in children. While conducting the study, researchers completed eight different investigations with just one specimen in an ESwab.

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

March 28, 2017

Unlike other bacteria that can cause foodborne illnesses, Listeria monocytogene thrives and survives in cold environments.
Listeria infection, or listeriosis, caused by eating items contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, is the third leading cause of food poisoning death in the United States.Regular sampling of surfaces, equipment and ingredients are essential to maintaining a safe food supply.

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The Art of Flocked Swabs

March 13, 2017

Dr. Jacob A. Neufeld, the Medical Director-Pediatric Rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, is the inspired artist using COPAN flocked swabs to create his contemporary abstract paintings.

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It’s Flu Season Again, Are You Prepared?

January 30, 2017

COPAN’s flocked swabs and UTM are great for sample testing during flu season.

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Study Suggests COPAN FecalSwab® Tests Well for Use with the bioMérieux BioFire FilmArray® Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel

January 27, 2017

Study Suggests COPAN FecalSwab® Tests Well for Use with the bioMérieux BioFire FilmArray® Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel

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ESwab for Surveillance Cultures

November 18, 2016

ESwab for Surveillance Cultures

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COPAN and TriCore | Igniting Change with Innovation

October 17, 2016

COPAN Diagnostics and TriCore Reference Laboratories met with a group of Microbiologists from different leading laboratories to discuss why Liquid Based Microbiology, lab automation, and coordinated care are influential to the future of healthcare.

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A Little Dirt Won’t Hurt: Why Kids Need It

September 27, 2016

A little dirt won’t hurt. Dirt contains essential microbes necessary for a child’s immune system.

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Show Up, Show Off, Show Down- A Recap of SWACM

September 16, 2016

COPAN recaps their successful symposium at the 2016 annual SWACM meeting, including exciting new studies on their WASPLab algorithms and reduction in turn-around time, and the attendees experience with their portable demo.

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