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Introduction to PhenoMATRIX®

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Introduction to PhenoMATRIX®

Product Overview

Unparalleled in the industry, PhenoMATRIX® uses artificial intelligence combined with clinical information from the LIS with rules customized by the laboratory to automatically read, interpret, and sort bacterial cultures. Results can then be released in batches with a click of a button.

  • Recognizes, quantifies, and interprets bacterial growth
  • Segregates cultures for review
  • Choose from three AI software packages to meet your laboratory needs 

The PhenoMATRIX® AI suite offers WASPLab® users automatic reading, interpretation, and sorting of bacterial cultures, transforming how microbiologists interact with their work.

Never Touch a Negative Plate Again

Dramatically decrease hands-on time wasted on negative and insignificant cultures, allowing you to focus your care and attention on the positives.

Increase Efficiency and Streamline Workflow

Automatically sort culture plate images so technologists can easily review and report to the LIS with one click.

Improve Consistency and Reproducibility

Remove manual interpretation variabilities by ensuring best practices for culture interpretation through fixed and custom rules.

Empower Laboratory Staff

Artificial Intelligence allows laboratory professionals to use their valuable time and expertise on critical thinking, analysis, and interpretation.

Simplify Workflow with Intelligent Image Analysis

The PhenoMATRIX AI® suite offers WASPLab® users automatic reading, interpretation, and sorting of bacterial cultures, transforming how microbiologists interact with their work. The system allows swift, efficient resulting of patient samples with the click of a button.

Streamline Culture Analysis and Reporting

PhenoMATRIX® software interprets images, sorting cultures based on criteria to include colony counts, chromogenic color changes, morphology, hemolysis patterns and more according to specific laboratory protocols. This eliminates tedious manual visual sorting at the bench. Laboratory technologists can effortlessly review the organized images, and with a simple click, report grouped negative and positive results directly to the LIS.

Choose the best AI software package

Select the optimal PhenoMATRIX® AI package to suits your laboratory’s requirements.

  • The Essentials package provides core urine culture reading and analysis.
  • The Select tier adds specialized protocols like MDRO surveillance through the use of chromogenic agars.
  • For maximum efficiency, Elite with TAG enables automated colony tagging for ID and susceptibility testing workflows.

PhenoMATRIX® TAG and Colibrí™

Colibrí™ is a fully automated instrument that prepares colonies for MALDI ID and susceptibility testing. This instrument integrates perfectly with advanced PhenoMATRIX® TAG which analyzes the digital plate, automatically “tags” significant colonies for picking, and communicates the colony coordinates to the Colibri™ for reliable and accurate picking.

PhenoMATRIX® Videos

Dynacare's Journey with Copan Automation & AI

In this illuminating video, you'll hear directly from the experts at DynaCare about embracing Copan's revolutionary artificial intelligence software – PhenoMATRIX®.

Copan Announces PhenoMATRIX® TAG

Copan proudly announces the North American launch of PhenoMATRIX® TAG, colony selection software which automatically chooses isolated colonies on plated media for picking.

PhenoMATRIX® Laboratory Site Tour

PhenoMATRIX® and Digital Microbiology are Redefining What's Possible in Clinical Microbiology.

We help you begin your automation journey

Copan delivers full laboratory automation innovations spanning specimen sorting, processing, smart incubation, specialized imaging, and AI interpretation to maximize clinical microbiology productivity. Our modular platforms are uniquely customized to each laboratory while enhancing quality, safety and traceability.


Walk-Away Specimen Processor


Full Laboratory Automation with Digital Microbiology


Bulk Specimen Sorting


Automated Disk Diffusion Set Up and Interpretation


Automated Specimen ID and AST Preparation

Collaborative Station

Semi-Manual Specimen Processing

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Our Promise

Copan is committed to innovation in preanalytics. The automation developed by the COPAN team helps Microbiologists to provide faster and better results, and ultimately to make a difference and have a strong impact on patient care.

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