Copan Liquid Based Microbiology™ combines swabs with liquid transport and processing media, transforming challenging specimens into easy-to-process, multi-purpose liquid samples.
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 2006, 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’s pioneer preanalytics solution offers numerous advantages for microbiology labs seeking top efficiency and high-quality results. The same specimen collected with a multipurpose LBM media can be used for a broad range of applications – culture, Gram stain, antigen detection, and molecular assays. This eliminates the need for multisampling, improving patient comfort and reducing plastic waste and operational costs associated with stocking numerous collection devices and collected samples.
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.”
From bacteriology to virology, from culture to molecular assays: LBM® includes an appropriate device for each application.
Multipurpose collection and transport system
Collection, transport & preservation system for enteric pathogens
Universal Transport Medium® for collection, transport, and preservation of viruses
A wide range of enrichment and selective broths for bacterial culture purposes
Sputum-liquifying device for respiratory tract pathogens
Compared to gel media, liquid media can be easily processed on automated specimen processors and liquid handling systems, minimizing manual touchpoints for reduced human error, unparalleled precision, and improved standardization. All Copan LBM® tubes are designed explicitly to be loaded and processed by our Walk-Away Specimen Processor WASP®.
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.