COPAN, which stands for the Italian acronym, "COadiuvanti per ANalisi", is founded by Giorgio Triva in Mantua, Italy.
COPAN changes the acronym to "COllection and Preservation for ANalysis" and begins to produce swabs.
Daniele Triva meets Norman Sharples, a British Microbiologist, at a tradeshow. The two discuss expanding the company to the United States. COPAN begins to invest in technology and enters into the automation sector with the invention of the Ghibli, for large scale production of our products.
COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. opens in Corona, California.
COPAN Italia moves to a 100,000 square foot site in Brescia, Italy, expanding its operations and fully integrating research and development, product design, mold construction, equipment automation and manufacture and product assembly.
COPAN invents FLOQSwabs™, our patented flocked swabs.
COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. relocates to Murrieta, California to a 15,000 square foot facility. The first WASP®, Walk-Away Specimen Processor, is invented.
FUTURA Science Park opens in Brescia, Italy and in the meantime COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. buy an additional 13,000 square foot building adjacent to its site in Murrieta, California to expand its packaging and manufacturing operations of disposable loops and pipettes.
Copan Innovation Shanghai Limited opens in Shanghai, China.
The first WASPLab™ is installed.
Stefania Triva Assumes the Role of CEO and General Manager of COPAN Group.
WASP®-DT and WASPLab™ Onsite Training Facility opens in Murrieta, California.
New Copan Wasp® and NewLab Engineering offices open in Brescia, Italy.
Copan Japan Co. LDT opens in Kobe City, Japan
Copan Industries Inc. opens in San Juan, Puerto Rico
and first Milkyway™ is installed in Danone Industrie (Madrid ).