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

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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China Grants COPAN Patent for Flocked Swabs

China Grants COPAN Patent for Flocked Swabs

June 27, 2011

COPAN announced this week that it has received the Chinese patent for its invention of flocked swabs, FLOQSwabs™, for collection and transfer of biological samples.

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COPAN Announces Strategic Global Distribution Partnership with Siemens

June 6, 2011

The strategic distribution partnership announcement came in light of the worldwide launch of WASPLab™, which is a barcode driven and conveyor- connected specimen processing system which utilizes robotic plate management and image analysis to automate specimen processing and workup in Microbiology.

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COPAN Announces the Launch of WASPLab™

April 28, 2011

COPAN is proud to announce the worldwide launch of WASPLab ™, a barcode driven and conveyor-connected specimen processing system, which utilizes robotic plate management to automate specimen workflow in Microbiology.

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COPAN Files New Patents Following the Development of High Nucleic Acid Yield Flocked Swabs

December 17, 2010

FLOQSwabs by COPAN have been shown through numerous independent studies to collect more samples and elute the entire sample thus improving the detection and diagnosis of infectious disease agents. In spite of this success, the company has remained committed to continual innovation to optimize the sample collection, preservation and maximize the release of the target analyte into numerous assay platforms.

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COPAN Debuts WASPLab™ Incubator at MEDICA

COPAN Debuts WASPLab™ Incubator at MEDICA

December 6, 2010

The unveiling of the newest WASP® module is just one more example of the company’s constant innovation and dedication to serving the needs of the Microbiology community. With over 50 worldwide WASP® installations, the much anticipated new module is a welcome addition to the WASP® product line.

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FLOQSwabs™ Flocked Swabs by COPAN Conclusively Yield Better Accuracy and Detection of S. aureus than Traditional Fiber Swabs

FLOQSwabs™ by COPAN Conclusively Yield Better Accuracy and Detection of S. aureus than Traditional Fiber Swabs

November 16, 2010

A recent study conducted at University Hospital of Saint- Etienne in France unambiguously concluded that in comparison to traditional rayon fiber swabs, the use of FLOQSwabs™ by Copan leads to more accurate results in the rapid screening for S. aureus nasal carriage.

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Copan Secures Japanese Patent for its Flocked Swab Innovation

September 10, 2010

Copan announced this week that it has received the Japanese patent for its use of flocking technology to manufacture its line of flocked swabs (FLOQSwabs™).

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Copan Redefines Automated Specimen Processing with Groundbreaking New Features

June 15, 2010

Copan unveiled new groundbreaking features of its Walk- Away Specimen Processor (WASP®) while attending the 110th General Meeting for the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in San Diego, California this past May. Copan’s line of automation was introduced to the…

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Copan Installs Milestone 30th Walk-Away Specimen Processor (WASP®)

June 3, 2010

Copan is proud to announce the 30th placement of a Walk-Away Specimen Processor (WASP®), at Eastern Health, Newfoundland, in Canada. The WASP® is a revolutionary instrument used for automatically planting and streaking bacteriology samples. So far, WASP® processors have been successfully installed, with favorable reviews, throughout North America and Europe, including the United States, Canada, Belgium, Italy, UK, Holland, and France, among others.

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