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Swabs Rule Over Stool: 99 Percent Versus 76 percent of Patients Could Provide Sample Using FecalSwab® in Study
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!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
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.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
“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
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.Read 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
Chromogenic Bi-Plates and Dual ESwab™ Processed on WASPLab® Cuts Number of Specimens and Plates Used from Surveillance Cultures in Half
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.Read More
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.Read More
COPAN FecalSwab® Demonstrates Great Compatibility with Seegene’s Allplex Gastrointestinal Multiplex PCR and Outperforms Traditional Enteric Transport Devices
New study evaluated COPAN FecalSwab® and demonstrated its great compatibility with Seegene’s Allplex Gastrointestinal Multiplex PCR, outperforming traditional enteric transport devicesRead More
Recent JCM Publication Shows BioFire’s FilmArray® GI Panel and FecalSwab® Lighting the Fire for Enteric Diagnostics
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.Read More
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.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.
Study Suggests COPAN FecalSwab® Tests Well for Use with the bioMérieux BioFire FilmArray® Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel
Study Suggests COPAN FecalSwab® Tests Well for Use with the bioMérieux BioFire FilmArray® Gastrointestinal (GI) PanelRead More
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.Read More
COPAN Examines a recent study involving rectal FecalSwab® and it’s use with the BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel.Read More