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As Influenza Season Unfolds, COPAN Diagnostics Offers Free Educational Respiratory Sample Collection Videos for Healthcare Providers

January 3, 2013

COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. understands the importance of a sample collected properly and has worked with infection control and point-of-care providers to develop training videos and specific collection guides demonstrating proper technique for collection of respiratory specimens.

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COPAN Partners with INPECO to Offer Track System for Continuous Feeding of Specimens into WASP: Walk-Away Specimen Processor

June 11, 2012

While attending the 112th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, COPAN is announcing a strategic partnership with INPECO for the connection of its track system FlexLab 3.6 for continuous feeding of standardized tube specimens to COPAN’s WASP: Walk-Away Specimen Processor.

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New Clinical Study Finds ESwab Superior Collection and Transport System for Screening Pregnant Women for Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

May 29, 2012

Universal screening of all pregnant women at 35 to 37 weeks gestation for vaginorectal colonization to prevent early onset GBS disease is now a widely adopted practice. Optimal confirmation of GBS colonization is facilitated by the appropriate collection and transport…

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COPAN Produces CDC/Joint Commission Educational Specimen Collection Videos

April 23, 2012

This week Copan launched videos demonstrating proper sample collection technique for respiratory samples. The new videos were created for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and The Joint Commission to be used in a web-based course on influenza diagnosis and…

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US Patent Office Grants COPAN Invention of Flocked Swabs

December 22, 2011

The US Patent Office has awarded COPAN the much-awaited patent for its flocked swabs invention for collection and transfer of biological samples. This grant, deriving from a very thorough and careful examination, strengthens COPAN’s patent portfolio around the World for its flocked swab invention. COPAN’s revolutionary invention has now been awarded patents in every Country* where it had been filed.

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COPAN Flock Technologies Launches New Website in Chinese to Serve Burgeoning IVD and Medical Device Manufacturers in China

December 5, 2011

COPAN has proudly announced this week the launch of the Chinese version of the Copan Flock Technologies website. Copan Flock Technologies (CFT) is unique within the COPAN group in many respects. CFT’s business-to-business strategy serves wholesale needs for sample collection, transport, preservation, and processing of diagnostic, biotechnology and life science companies, including forensics. Copan Flock Technologies is backed by the group’s extensive scientific expertise in specimen management from the moment the sample is taken until it arrives in the testing laboratory.

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Revisiting Best Practices for Respiratory Virus Testing as Flu Season Draws Near

October 10, 2011

In the September, 2011 Journal of Clinical Microbiology, COPAN’s flocked swabs were cited as an important advance in testing for respiratory viruses. The JCM article “Current Best Practices for Respiratory Virus Testing” by Christine Ginocchio and Alexander MacAdam considers current issues in diagnostic testing for respiratory viruses including best methods for detection, sample handling and testing for antiviral resistance.

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COPAN WASP® Lands at Prestigious Boston Medical Center

October 3, 2011

Boston Medical Center (BMC) in Boston Massachusetts, USA, recently took delivery of their long-awaited WASP® (Walk Away Specimen Processor), which includes a Gram SlidePrep™ Module. The acquisition was concomitant with the inauguration of BMC’s new clinical laboratory facilities, and BMC’s ongoing efforts to optimize patient care by consolidating resources and improving workflow within the lab.

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Winner of COPAN’s “I Love COPAN Flocked Swabs” Promotion is Announced

August 1, 2011

Tami Brown, is the happy winner of the “I love COPAN Flocked Swabs Promotion.” COPAN ran the promotion from March 2011 to May 2011, and it was publicized in different magazines and industry events. Tami’s name was randomly selected from all the entries, and she became the winner of a trip for two to Italy.

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COPAN Announces Workshop on Automated Specimen Processing, Digital Workup and Reporting in Microbiology during AACC Clinical Lab Expo

July 19, 2011

Norman Sharples, COPAN Diagnostics’ Executive VP, discusses today’s challenges in Microbiology and the move towards liquid based samples. Liquid Based Microbiology, LBM, opens the door to specimen standardization and streamlined processing, similar to that seen in Chemistry and Hematology. He will present what these changes mean for automated specimen processing in Microbiology, especially related to revolutionary remote Bacteriology through WASPLab™ image acquisition and analysis.

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