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.
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.
Microbiology Time – February 2023
It’s the second month of 2023, and it’s the second microbiology time of the year! In this edition, we selected studies covering self-collected vaginal samples for molecular assays, SARS-Cov-2 detection from rectal and nasal swabs, and buccal swabbing for BRCA testing. Enjoy your reading!
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 – 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.
Microbiology Time – February 2022
It’s February, and it’s Microbiology Time! This month we selected an exciting paper on MDRO outbreaks during the Covid-19 pandemic and an interesting study evaluating the performance of different swab types and collection systems to recover CMV DNA from vaginal fluids and saliva. The third study selected is an exhaustive review of the advantages of full lab automation.
Microbiology Time – August 2021
It’s August Microbiology Time! We just updated our website’s scientific database and chose the best three papers of the month: a study on extrapulmonary samples processing with MycoTB™, an alternative to PCR for Sars-CoV-2 diagnosis, and the first feedback from the LolliSponge™ use to collect saliva for COVID-9 screening.
Launch of PodSwab™ – UTM® for pooling
Many scientific studies have demonstrated pooled testing to be an efficient methodology for screening in the case of low-incidence phases of COVID-19. We are now ready to present PodSwab™ – UTM® for pooling: another Copan solution to streamline laboratory workflow in COVID-19 screening.
Launch of LolliSponge™
We are proud to present LolliSponge™, the new sponge-made saliva collection device we conceived by listening to the healthcare professionals’ needs!
LolliSponge™ easiness allows saliva collection from non-collaborative patients or when professional assistance is not available, enabling COVID-19 active surveillance programs in fragile communities and making personnel available for other activities such as vaccine administration.