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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COPAN and TriCore Reference Laboratories Host Symposium to Discuss the Future of Laboratory Automation

September 23, 2016

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

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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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You May Be Relieved to Learn About the New BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel and FecalSwab®

August 15, 2016

COPAN Examines a recent study involving rectal FecalSwab® and it’s use with the BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel.

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COPAN Helps Australian Koalas with ‘Koality’ Cotton Swabs

May 26, 2016

This study used COPAN’s cotton tipped swabs and compares two potential vaccinations to help protect Australian Koalas from Chlamydia.

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GlitterBug Corroborates Copan Flocked Swabs are Superior for Duodenoscope Microbiology Testing

March 9, 2016

GlitterBug Corroborates Copan Flocked Swabs are Superior for Duodenoscope Microbiology Testing

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COPAN’s FecalSwab® Raising a Stink at the Fisher National Sales Meeting

February 23, 2016

COPAN’s FecalSwab® Raising a Stink at the Fisher National Sales Meeting

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Copan’s Image Analysis Software Can Automatically Detect MRSA on Chromogenic Agar

February 23, 2016

Copan’s Image Analysis Software Can Automatically Detect MRSA on Chromogenic Agar

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Unprecedented Multi-Center Study Shows COPAN’s WASPLabTM Image Analysis Software’s Robust Ability to Automatically Detect MRSA on Chromogenic Agar

February 17, 2016

COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. is pleased to announce the groundbreaking results of a multi-center study titled “Automated Scoring of Chromogenic Media for the Detection of MRSA using the WASPLab Image Analysis Software” recently published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. The…

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