If the times of semi-solid agar-based sample transport systems are long gone, it’s thanks to the conception of Copan’s Liquid-Based Microbiology™. Pushed by the revolutionary FLOQSwabs®, Liquid-Based Microbiology is today the gold standard of microbiology specimen transport that transforms solid specimens into easy-to-process, automatable, and multi-purpose liquid samples. Since the marketing of eSwab® back in 2008, many liquid media have been added to the LBM® family, so that presently there are almost no clinical microbiology specimens that cannot be collected, transported, or processed in a liquid medium.
LBM® is an integral part of our WISE approach, which takes care of your biological samples from their collection to the latest diagnostic platform, offering unbiased diagnostics and improved patient care.
Combining our LBM® media with FLOQSwabs® expands your possibilities by ensuring an unmatched specimen collection in many anatomical collection sites. Discover why we call them “the perfect collection device.”
LBM® devices can be easily processed on automated specimen processors and liquid handling systems, minimizing manual touchpoints for reduced human error, unparalleled precision, and improved standardization.
From bacteriology to virology, from environmental control to human genetics: LBM® includes an appropriate device for each application.
Nucleic acid collection and preservation medium
Multipurpose collection and transport system
Dual Purpose Medium for collection, transport, and preservation of bacteria and viruses
Universal Transport Medium® for collection, transport, and preservation of viruses
Collection, transport & preservation system for enteric pathogens
A wide range of enrichment and selective broths for bacterial culture purposes
Surfaces & Equipment microbial testing devices.
Smart Delivery System for Nucleic Acid Preservation Medium
Sputum-liquifying device for respiratory tract pathogens
Respiratory samples processing system for mycobacteria detection