Strategic alliance between bioMérieux and COPAN to automate clinical microbiology laboratories and enhance their operational efficiency

September 1, 2015

This agreement allows bioMérieux to speed up deployment of its “FMLA® Lab Efficiency*” vision for the automation and enhanced operational efficiency of clinical microbiology labs. In this field, the two companies also plan to collaborate in particular for the development of innovative clinical microbiology diagnostic solutions.

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COPAN Unveils COLIBRI™, Universal Colony Picker, during the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in New Orleans

May 28, 2015

Colibri™ is an open platform capable of utilizing a diversity of consumables from different suppliers or prepared in house. In keeping with the philosophy of developing open platforms, Colibri™ can work in-line with WASPLab™ or as a standalone workstation to automatically prepare AST and ID suspensions and seed MALDI-TOF target plates with more functionality to come.

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COPAN Launches New Website, Offers an Enhanced User Experience and a Modern New Look

May 19, 2015

COPAN Diagnostics, a company committed to new innovations and education in the field of preanalytics, launches a newly redesigned website. The website aims to improve COPAN’s online brand and features various enhancements visitors to the site will enjoy.

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COPAN is Proud to Announce FDA Clearance for FecalSwab™ to Standardize and Simplify Enteric Culture and Molecular Diagnostics

May 12, 2015

FecalSwab™ simplifies and standardizes fecal sample collection, transport and processing by converting solid or semi-solid fecal specimens into a phase suitable for fully automatic specimen processors, in space saving, instrument ready tubes. FecalSwab™ provides a compact and neat alternative to traditional large, bulky transport containers, which collect a quantity far greater than needed for culture or molecular testing.

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Two New US Patents Protect COPAN Invention of Flocked Swabs

April 23, 2015

Notably these two new US patents, US 8,979,784 and US 9,011,358, have a broad scope of protection for the flocked swab device, in addition to the method of use of such device previously covered by the first two US patents. COPAN is in a strong position to legally stop any infringing activity, such as manufacturing, promoting and selling, including exporting from the US to other countries, flocked swabs covered by the patent claims.

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COPAN Announces New VI-PAK Barrier Outer Foil Pack for ESwab™

October 14, 2014

The distinctive VI-PAK metallic appearance is due to the high-tech composite of metallic foil and barrier plastic film proven to provide the ultimate product protection and shelf life stability. It creates a closed system for maintaining optimum performance of the medium over its long shelf life.

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COPAN Group Announces the Untimely Death of Its Beloved CEO and General Manager, Daniele Triva

September 2, 2014

COPAN Group announces with great sadness that, on July 30th, 2014, its beloved, charismatic and eclectic leader, Daniele Triva passed away at his home in Italy, after a seven-month battle with Esophageal Gastric cancer. Daniele was 54 years old and…

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Beckman Coulter Diagnostics and COPAN Announce Expansion of Distribution Agreement for Automated Sample Processing Systems and Digital Microbiology

August 10, 2014

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics and COPAN Group have entered into an amendment to their distribution agreement that expands their relationship into new products and geographic territories. Additional products include COPAN’s WASPLab automated, front-end robotic specimen processing, full lab automation and digital microbiology system.

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UTM™ and ESwab™ Are Ideal Collection and Transport Systems for Diagnosis of Patients with Whooping Cough

July 9, 2014

UTM™ is a cross-platform medium proven to be good for viruses, as well as Bordetella. COPAN’s complete array of products have a proven track record, through numerous clinical and scientific publications, demonstrating their high quality and reliability. COPAN has experience responding to epidemics, like Whooping Cough, by producing products for specimen collection and transport in a timely manner.

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May 19, 2014

OPAN and MetaSystems GmbH are pleased to announce they have signed a global and exclusive agreement for the integration of automatic microscopy slide scanning system, provided by MetaSystems, with WASPLab™.

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