Microbiology Time – January 2023
With the studies selected in the first edition of 2023’s Microbiology time, we explore three peculiar sides of our WISE approach: surface hygiene monitoring, HPV self-collection, and automated MALDI-TOF target preparation. Enjoy!
The new lab-Intelligence platform is on its way!
MicroHub®, our modern lab-intelligence platform, is finally on its way to the market.
Microbiology Time – December 2022
In this December’s Microbiology Time, here’s a little present for you: the top three studies of the month! We start with a study comparing the efficacy of different swab types to collect evidence on fabric, we continue with an investigation of a school MRSA outbreak in Switzerland, and we finish with a culturomics analysis of the endometrial microbiome.
Microbiology Time – November 2022
Punctual as every month, it’s November Microbiology Time. Let’s dig together into three exciting studies on the costs and benefits of 4N6FLOQSwabs®, the microbiota of the healthy eye, and the evaluation of self-collection for anal cancer screening.
Radian® RAST: Pushing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing at full speed
After launching Radian’s fully automated disk-diffusion Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing and offering Rapid AST for positive blood cultures, we are now ready to bring RAST advantages to other types of samples.
Fully Automated EUCAST Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (RAST) from Positive Blood Cultures: Diagnostic Accuracy and Implementation
Even though we’ve already covered this study in our October Microbiology Time, this latest piece of evidence on the importance of Automated RAST in helping patients get prompt treatment indications surely deserves additional attention. Discover the study details and read the full Open access article!
COPAN WASP Regulatory milestones: 2022
We finally obtained all the certificates needed to declare the entire COPAN WASP portfolio compliant with the latest European Union In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR), which regulates access to the European market. This process allowed us to CE-mark all our products, guaranteeing our trusted partners and clients the continuous circulation of all our products throughout Europe without disruption. Overseas, our sample preparator Colibrí™ got its second 510(k) FDA clearance. Read more!
Microbiology Time – October 2022
October Microbiology Time is here, and we just updated our scientific database with great papers! Our monthly research highlights include a study on SARS-CoV-2 and saliva self-collection, a cost-benefit analysis of 4N6FLOQSwabs, and an outstanding paper analyzing the benefits of fully automated Rapid AST for blood cultures. Read the studies and enjoy!
Microbiology Time – September 2022
Happy September, Microbiology Time readers! We spent August selecting the best papers featuring our products. This month the topics are heterogeneous and meet all tastes: a saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 screening, olfactory swabbing for alpha-synuclein detection in Parkinson’s patients, and a study on surface contamination by monkeypox.
How to collect and transport Monkeypox samples?
Since May 2022, the number of monkeypox cases are constantly rising. As a result, WHO declared monkeypox a public health emergency and released interim guidelines and information about the virus. Discover here which of Copan’s products are suitable for monkeypox sample collection.
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Copan White Paper: Antibiotic resistance rise in Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp.
With the Copan White Papers, we aim to promote a better understanding of our products and help healthcare professionals to select the proper device according to their needs. In the third issue, “Antibiotic resistance rise in Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp.” you’ll learn about the rise of Antimicrobial Resistance in these two pathogensm and learn how to collect them properly!
Microbiology Time – August 2022
Whether lying on a sunny beach, hiking on the top of a mountain, or still at work, enjoy our Microbiology Time top three studies! We start with a new SARS-CoV-2 assay and a tongue swab testing analysis for tuberculosis. Finally, “Is SARS-CoV-2 a Concern for Food Safety?” is the question the third paper tries to answer.
Microbiology Time – July 2022
An exciting paper on yeast identification by Colibrí is the opening study of our July Microbiology Time. Following, a study evaluating reservoirs of AMR organisms in a newly built intensive care unit and the analysis of CT/NG frequency in Patients with Imminent Preterm Delivery.
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Copan White Paper: saliva self-collection, SARS-CoV-2, and LolliSponge™
With the Copan White Papers, we aim to promote a better understanding of our products and help healthcare professionals to select the proper device according to their needs. In the second issue, “Self-collected saliva for SARS-CoV-2 detection: evaluation of Copan Lollisponge™” you’ll discover everything you need to know about Lollisponge™!
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Copan White Paper: Monkeypox, sample collection and diagnostic techniques
With the Copan White Papers, we aim to promote a better understanding of our products and help healthcare professionals to select the proper device according to their needs. Read here the first of the series, “Monkeypox: sample collection and diagnostic techniques.”
EU IVDR & MDR regulations
We have worked relentlessly in the last four years to comply with applicable MDR and IVDR requirements. And now we are ready!
Microbiology Time – June 2022
June’s microbiology time is finally online! We selected three interesting studies for this month’s issue: a paper published on BMC evaluating HPV testing using self-collected samples and two studies on two very different outbreaks, the first of measles in Italian non-vaccinated individuals and the second investigating an outbreak of CPE in a COVID-19 intensive care unit.
Copan at ECCMID 2022
Our page dedicated to ECCMID 2022. Here, you can discover more about what we displayed at the trade show, watch – or replay- our integrated lunch symposium, and listen to our interviews with microbiology experts, to understand how Copan’s WISE approach can revolutionize your lab workflow!
Microbiology Time – May 2022
Here we are with the May edition of Copan’s Microbiology Time. This month we bring you to the warm Polynesian waters, where researchers analyzed the avian influenza virus in wild and domesticated birds. Also, read about a new colorimetric method for SARS-CoV-2 detection and bacterial strains secreting antibiotic-like compounds.
Microbiology Time – April 2022
April is dense with scientific events: EUROGIN, ECCMID, World Of Microbiome… our Microbiology Time could not be missing! The main topic of this month is HPV, the subject of two of your selected studies. The third one investigates SARS-CoV-2 presence on hospital surfaces.