Halloween has come and gone, shifting our attention to Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to celebrate together with friends and family and to reflect on the relationships we are grateful for in our lives. Yet few people recognize some…Read More
Laboratories can optimize their automation utilization with COPAN LBM productsRead More
Candida auris is a new superbug fungus on the rise.Read More
Specimen collection and transport for laboratory testing are the initial steps in determining diagnosis and treatment.Read More
Food poisoning is probably the last thing on anyone’s mind as they tuck into some tasty turkey smothered in gravy and savory stuffing.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
COPAN flocked swabs can help with the detection of M. genitaliumRead More
Have You Heard that Sitting is the New Smoking? Get up and Move with WASPLab’s Clever Canister Plate Delivery System
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.Read More
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.
This study used COPAN’s cotton tipped swabs and compares two potential vaccinations to help protect Australian Koalas from Chlamydia.Read More