Microbiology Time – February 2024
In the second Microbiology Time of 2024, we selected a paper proposing salivary micro-RNA as a liquid biopsy marker in oral cancer, a clinical trial evaluating different methods of offering HPV self-sampling kits, and a study investigating the benefits of probiotics in improving microbiota composition in post-menopausal women.
Microbiology Time – January 2024
In the first edition of this year’s Microbiology Time, a paper on a new protocol to rapidly detect SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces, a systematic review on assessing oral swabs as an alternative to sputum for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis, and the first paper highlighting the unparalleled value of PhenoMATRIX PLUS in decreasing technologists’ time on negative plates.
Microbiology Time – December 2023
In the last edition of this year’s Microbiology Time, three exciting topics: a novel bacterial strain in the vaginal microbiome, a case report of bacteria-induced osteomyelitis, and olfactory mucosa markers of frontotemporal dementia.
The new MediaBag™
Today, we unveil MediaBag™, ready-to-use agar-based media in a new, convenient, and safe format.
Copan’s Artificial Intelligence on Nature Communications
Let’s listen to the Copan people who contributed to the exciting research paper featured in our last Microbiology Time, to understand PhenoMATRIX®’s game-changer performances in enhancing the efficiency and quality of routine activities and decision-making processes in a microbiological lab.
Microbiology Time – November 2023
November’s Microbiology Time: what a big shot! This month, our scientific update features not one but two studies published in Nature Journals. Colony picking, vaginal microbiome, and AI plate interpretation: read more about these three papers that can’t be missed!
Microbiology Time – October 2023
Let’s dig together into three thrilling papers on tongue swabs and tuberculosis, self-collection for cervical screening in Italian women, and a study on the correlation between Covid-related olfactory deficit and zinc homeostasis.
The Ultimate Guide to Forensic Sampling
The new Copan Guide to Forensic Sampling aims to help forensics professionals orient through the jungle of evidence collection methods, choose the appropriate one according to any situation, and ensure the success of their investigation.
UriSponge® is back in business!
Copan UriSponge® is back with a new formulation that guarantees outstanding performance and eliminates boric acid, a chemical inserted into the Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorization of the REACH Regulation due to its toxicity for reproduction.
Copan Cyclone Revolutionizes Mérieux NutriSciences Quality Control
The installation at the Italian headquarters of Mérieux NutriSciences marked one of the early achievements of our Cyclone system. This successful project, characterized by close cooperation and mutual learning, played a crucial role in shaping the present-day Cyclone and allowed Mérieux NutriSciences to provide an unparalleled quality control service to numerous food producers nationwide.
Microbiology Time – September 2023
Here’s the ninth issue of 2023’s Microbiology Time. The three selected studies evaluate self- versus healthcare professional performed- collection, carcinogenic HPV prevalence in Estonia, and the implementation of molecular screening for HPV in five African countries.
Microbiology Time – August 2023
This month we start with a vaccination and screening program for influenza and COVID-19, followed by an exciting article on the benefits of Lab Automation. Finally, we end with a somewhat unusual paper: a study evaluating sampling methods to analyze the microbiome of cultural heritage objects. Enjoy the readings!
Microbiology Time – July 2023
For this July Microbiology Time, we selected three papers from Italian research teams. The first two explored the link between microbiome and cancer, while the third assessed bacterial water contamination in a dental clinic setting. Discover the full studies!
Microbiology Time – June 2023
This month we bring you two studies on the pediatric use of FecalSwab, and an outstanding paper illustrating the innovations introduced in forensic science by the French gendarmerie. Enjoy!
Microbiology Time – May 2023
In this edition of our Microbiology Time, we focus on the sample collection of N. gonorrhoeae, proposing three keystone papers on the topic.
ECCMID 2023 wrap-up
It was great to see many people at our booth and scientific symposia. We hope you all had a great time speaking with us and got engaged by our ingenious sample collection solutions and cutting edge-lab automation.
Meet Dr. DAN!
Introducing Dr. DAN, your best ally in every microbiological challenge.
Introducing PhenoMATRIX® PLUS
PhenoMATRIX® PLUS is the newest PhenoMATRIX® suite release, designed to automatically segregate positive plates or discard negative plates without technical validation.
Candida auris outbreak: let eSwab® help you!
A drug-resistant strain of Candida auris is alarming international control and prevention institutions. eSwab® can give a hand up to healthcare professionals that are working to limit the spread of this pathogen.
The new SMART-eNAT®
SMART-eNAT® combines eNAT® with a unique SMART cap delivery system, providing a safe and efficient nucleic acid collection and transport for prolonged periods. The new SMART post-collection high-performance yet intuitive cap avoids any spillage or unwanted contact, facilitating self-sampling at home.