Copan Universal Transport Medium (UTM®) system is intended for the collection, transport, and preservation of clinical specimens containing Viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma.
Copan UTM® is compliant with CLSI M40-A2 standards. UTM® Hanks’ Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS) is enriched with proteins, sugars, and a pH indicator. Its unique formulation includes antibiotics and antimycotics to prevent overgrowth of bacterial and fungal flora.
UTM® is compatible with downstream antigen detection and molecular-based assays. It can be processed manually or with automated laboratory platforms such as Copan Universe™.
UTM® features made CDC to declare it the product of choice for Covid-19 screening.
Ensure a quick, capillarity-driven sample uptake and a
superior elution of the biological specimen, expanding
downstream diagnostic testing capabilities.
UTM® allows to preserve the viability of viruses, Chlamydia, Ureaplasma, and Mycoplasma for 48 hours at both controlled room and refrigerated temperature; it can also be stored at -80°C for one year.
Three glass beads in each tube facilitate the release and
dispersion of patient material and virus particles from
the swab during vortexing.
Available with a capture-cap to dock and lock the swab
shaft for easier tube handling, or with a Pierce-able and
Re-sealable PNR™ cap (under development).
The combination of UTM® with FLOQSwabs® expands your possibilities even further by ensuring an unmatched specimen collection in many anatomical collection sites. Discover why we call them “the perfect collection device.”
This product line groups a variety of product codes, each optimized to address specific needs.
Check here the summary of these features and contact us to discover the product code that best suits your need-mix and available in your Country.
Always faithful to our scientific approach, we are eager to hear the proof of the success of our efforts and commitment.
A proper nasopharyngeal specimen sampling is crucial for a correct diagnosis of respiratory tract infections, including COVID-19. To help the collection of SARS-CoV-2 in compliance with CDC and WHO guidelines, we created this how-to educational video.
Universal transport media