Posts Tagged ‘Research and Development’

Performance of Copan FecalSwab and ESwab™ for Culturing Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) from Clinical Specimens

INTRODUCTION: Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) are an emerging cause of hospital-acquired infections. Improved isolation of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) without loss of sensitivity and faster results turn-around-time (TAT) would significantly improve infection control of health care facilities. Copan is producing two liquid based microbiology (LBM) devices, the FecalSwab® (FS) (a tube with 2ml of modified Cary Blair…

Read More

Copan Forensic Devices are Helping Resolve the Mysteries of Crime Scene Investigations

BACKGROUND: Properly collected, stored, preserved and analyzed forensic specimens are important for maintaining the integrity of nucleic acids for the detection of DNA evidence. Copan developed: 1) The forensic (4N6) 4N6FLOQSwabsTM (FS) that are facilitating forensic sample procurement; 2) The Nucleic Acid Optimizer (NAOTM), a semi-permeable basket used with the 4N6 FS for efficient sample…

Read More

Copan ESwab™, the first Liquid Based Microbiology device, preserves microbial viability up to 96/120 hours

ABSTRACT Although it is recommended that swabs specimens should be processed soon after collection, delays are occurring due to microbiology laboratory consolidation. Specimens transport to centralized laboratories results in long storage times, samples accumulation and increasing workload. Therefore the use of a preservation medium that supports microbial viability for prolonged storage time is necessary. ESwab™…

Read More