Since its inception, COPAN Italia has made family central to its business. From its modest beginnings in the small town of Mantua, Italy, to its status today as an international company, COPAN continually strives to provide unique, innovative products on a global level, without sacrificing our dedication to customer service and strong quality standards. Founded in 1979, by the late Giorgio Triva, the company began as a distributor and manufacturer of various laboratory products. Fast forward to 1982, when Giorgio’s son, Daniele Triva, took the reins of General Manager, and eventually became CEO. A chemical engineer specializing in Biotechnology Processing, Daniele was paramount in adopting technological advances in pre-analytics. COPAN’s WASP®-DT bears the initials of the machine’s clever and charismatic inventor, who passed away in 2014. Stefania Triva now serves as CEO of COPAN Italia. COPAN has remained a family-owned company that continues to be managed with the same vision and attention to corporate responsibility, by the Triva family.