Self – LolliSponge™
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.
Copan Universal Transport Medium® (UTM®) system is intended for the collection, transport, and preservation of clinical specimens containing Viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma.
eNAT® is intended to collect, transport, and preserve microbial and human nucleic acids to be analyzed by amplification techniques. With its rapid analysis and inactivation features, eNAT® is the ready-to-use device to quickly homogenize your sample, for a high-quality, unbiased nucleic acid yield, and fast turnaround time.
Assessment of the direct quantitation of SARS-CoV-2 by droplet digital PCR
Michela Deiana, Antonio Mori, Chiara Piubelli, Salvatore Scarso, Mosè Favarato, Elena Pomari
Performance evaluation of an automated SARS-CoV-2 Ag test for the diagnosis of COVID-19 infection on nasopharyngeal swabs
Cedric Hartard et al.
An in-well direct lysis method for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 by real time RT-PCR in eSwab specimens
Rikke Lind Jørgensen
Self‑sampling versus health care professional‑guided swab collection for SARS‑CoV‑2 testing
SARS-CoV-2 on Ocular Surfaces in a Cohort of Patients With COVID-19 From the Lombardy Region, Italy
Extractionless nucleic acid detection: a high capacity solution to COVID-19 testing
Shairaz Baksh et al.
Excellent option for mass testing during the SARS‑CoV‑2 pandemic: painless self‑collection and direct RT‑qPCR
Eva Kriegova et al.
Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection in a Healthy Healthcare Worker in Italy Confirmed by Whole-Genome Sequencing
Daniela Loconsole et al.
Sports balls as potential SARS-CoV-2 transmission vectors
Michel Pelisser et al.
Cov-MS: A Community-Based Template Assay for Mass-Spectrometry-Based Protein Detection in SARS-CoV‑2 Patients
Bart Van Puyvelde et al.
Safe and effective pool testing 1 for SARS-CoV-2 detection
Marie Wunsch et al.
Practical strategies for SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing in resource-constrained settings
Meredith S. Muller et al.
Saliva detection of SARS-CoV-2 for mitigating company outbreaks: a surveillance experience
Emerenziana Ottaviano et al.
Correlating qRT-PCR, dPCR and Viral Titration for the Identification and Quantification of SARS-CoV-2: A New Approach for Infection Management
Martina Brandolini et al.
SARS‑CoV‑2 in hospital indoor environments is predominantly non‑infectious
Janina Krambrich et al.
Postmortem Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in Nasopharyngeal Mucosa
The evaluation of a novel digital immunochromatographic assay with silver amplification to detect SARS-CoV-2
Yoko Kurihara et al.
Clinical, virological and immunological evolution of the olfactory and gustatory dysfunction in COVID-19
Eugenia Maiorano et al.
On-field evaluation of a ultra-rapid fluorescence immunoassay as a frontline test for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic
Andrea Orsi et al.
Real-World Evidence: The Low Validity of Temperature Screening for COVID-19 Triage
Bogdan C. Pana et al.
Early Start of Oral Clarithromycin Is Associated with Better Outcome in COVID-19 of Moderate Severity: The ACHIEVE Open-Label Single-Arm Trial
Konstantinos Tsiakos et al.
Assessment of the Diagnostic Ability of Four Detection Methods Using Three Sample Types of COVID-19 Patients
Fei Yu et al.
Efficacy of Unsupervised Self-Collected Mid-Turbinate FLOQSwabs for the Diagnosis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Egildo Luca D’andrea et al.
Sample collection and transport strategies to enhance yield, accessibility, and biosafety of COVID-19 RT-PCR testing
Banada et al.
Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA on surfaces in a COVID-19 hospital ward indicates airborne viral spread
J. Thylefors et al.
Dual-site ligation-assisted loop-mediated isothermal amplification (dLig-LAMP) for colorimetric and point-of-care determination of real SARS-CoV-2
Moon Hyeok Choi et al.
Validation of the NeuMoDx™ SARS-CoV-2 assay with COPAN eNAT® and E&O Viral PCR Sample Solution collection media types in comparison with other validated SARS-CoV-2 RNA assays
Daniel Baird et al.
Is SARS-CoV-2 a Concern for Food Safety? A Very Low Prevalence from a Food Survey during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Northern Italy
Sara Arnaboldi et al.
Performance of the RT-LAMP-based eazyplex® SARS-CoV-2 as a novel rapid diagnostic test
Combined oropharyngeal/nasal swab is equivalent to nasopharyngeal sampling for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic PCR
SARS-CoV-2 detection in setting of viral swabs scarcity: Are MRSA swabs and viral swabs equivalent?
Daniel G. Federman , Shaili Gupta,Gary Stack, Sheldon M. Campbell, David R. Peaper, Louise M. Dembry, Ann Fisher, Asim F. Tarabar, Michael Kozal, Christopher B. Ruser
Comparison of Two Commercial Platforms and a Laboratory-Developed Test for Detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA
Richard J. Drew
Evaluation of Transport Media and Specimen Transport Conditions for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 by Use of Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR
Amy A. Rogers, Russell E. Baumann, Gwynngelle A. Borillo, Ron M. Kagan, Hollis J. Batterman, Marzena M. Galdzicka, Elizabeth M. Marlowe
Low Rate of SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Symptomatic Patients Attending a Pediatric Emergency Department
Christoph Zurl, Ernst Eber, Anna Siegl, Sabine Loeffler, Evelyn Stelzl, Harald H. Kessler, Markus Egger, Nina A. Schweintzger, Werner Zenz, Volker Strenger
How home anterior self-collected nasal swab simplifies SARS-CoV-2 testing: new surveillance horizons in public health and beyond
Silvia Ricci, Lorenzo Lodi, Francesco Citera, Francesco Nieddu, Maria Moriondo, Valentina Guarnieri, Mattia Giovannini, Giuseppe Indolfi, Massimo Resti, Alberto Zanobini, Chiara Azzari
ACoRE: Accurate SARS-CoV-2 genome reconstruction for the characterization of intra-host and inter-host viral diversity in clinical samples and for the evaluation of re-infections
Luca Marcolungo, Cristina Beltrami , Chiara Degli Esposti, Giulia Lopatriello, Chiara Piubelli, Antonio Mori, Elena Pomari, Michela Deiana, Salvatore Scarso, Zeno Bisoffi, Valentina Grosso, Emanuela Cosentino, Simone Maestri, Denise Lavezzari, Barbara Iadarola, Marta Paterno, Elena Segala, Barbara Giovannone, Martina Gallinaro, Marzia Rossato, Massimo Delledonne
Evaluation of two fluorescence immunoassays for the rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen—new tool to detect infective COVID-19 patients
Lorena Porte, Paulette Legarraga, Mirentxu Iruretagoyena, Valeska Vollrath, Gabriel Pizarro, Jose Munita, Rafael Araos, Thomas Weitzel
Monitoring COVID-19 Transmission Risks by Quantitative Real-Time PCR Tracing of Droplets in Hospital and Living Environments
Andrea Piana, Maria Eugenia Colucci, Federica Valeriani, Adriano Marcolongo, Giovanni Sotgiu, Cesira Pasquarella, Lory Marika Margarucci, , Andrea Petrucca, Gianluca Gianfranceschi, Sergio Babudieri, Pietro Vitali, Giuseppe D’Ermo, Assunta Bizzarro, Flavio De Maio, Matteo Vitali, Antonio Azara, Ferdinando Romano, Maurizio Simmaco, Vincenzo Romano Spica
Saliva collected in universal transport media is an effective, simple and high-volume amenable method to detect SARS-CoV-2
Byron M. Berenger, John M. Conly, Kevin Fonseca, Jia Hu, Thomas Louie, Angela R. Schneider, Takshveer Singh, William Stokes, Linda Ward, Nathan Zelyas
Clinical Evaluation of the cobas SARS-CoV-2 Test and a Diagnostic Platform Switch during 48 Hours in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mario Poljak, Miša Korva, Nataša Knap Gašper, Kristina Fujs Komloš, Martin Sagadin, Tina Uršič, Tatjana Avšič Županc, Miroslav Petrovec
Efficient SARS-CoV-2 detection in unextracted oro-nasopharyngeal specimens by rRT-PCR with the Seegene Allplex™ 2019-nCoV assay
Wesley Freppel, Natacha Merindol, Fabien Rallu, Marco Bergevin
Evaluation of an antigen-based test for hospital point-of-care diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection
Gabriele Bianco, Matteo Boattini, Anna Maria Barbui, Gitana Scozzari, Franco Riccardini, Maurizio Coggiola, Enrico Lupia, Rossana Cavallo, Cristina Costa
Comparison of seven commercial SARS-CoV-2 rapid point-of-care antigen tests: a single-centre laboratory evaluation study
Victor M Corman, Verena Claudia Haage, Tobias Bleicker, Marie Luisa Schmidt, Barbara Mühlemann, Marta Zuchowski, Wendy K Jo, Patricia Tscheak, Elisabeth Möncke-Buchner, Marcel A Müller, Andi Krumbholz, Prof Jan Felix Drexler, Prof Christian Drosten
Comparison of Two Commercial Platforms and a Laboratory-Developed Test for Detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA
Monitoring environmental contamination caused by SARS-CoV-2 in a healthcare facility by using adenosine triphosphate testing
Justin J. Kim
Comparison of pre-analytical characteristics for molecular and serological diagnostics of COVID-19
Chest CT accuracy in diagnosing COVID-19 during the peak of the Italian epidemic: A retrospective correlation with RT-PCR testing and analysis of discordant cases
Comparative Analysis of Primer−Probe Sets for RT-qPCR of COVID19 Causative Virus (SARS-CoV-2)
Inactivation analysis of SARS-CoV-2 by specimen transport media, nucleic acid extraction 2 reagents, detergents and fixatives
Stephen R. Welch
Robust and sensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2 using PCR based methods
Pooling Upper Respiratory Specimens for Rapid Mass Screening of COVID-19 by Real-Time RT-PCR
So Yeon Kim
Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 virus in saliva using a guanidium based transport medium suitable for RT-PCR diagnostic assays
Evaluation of Commercially Available Viral Transport Medium (VTM) for SARS-CoV-2 Inactivation and Use in Point-of-Care (POC) Testing
David van Bockel
Evaluation of the BioFire® COVID-19 test and Respiratory Panel 2.1 for rapid identification of SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal swab samples
Detection of Microbial Agents in Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal Samples of SARS-CoV-2 Patients
Comparable specimen collection from both ends of at-home mid-turbinate swabs
COVID-19 Emergency Management: From the Reorganization of the Endoscopy Service to the Verification of the Reprocessing Efficacy
Clinical performance of the Abbott Panbio with nasopharyngeal, throat, and saliva swabs among symptomatic individuals with COVID-19
Copan eNAT Transport System to Address Challenges in COVID-19 Diagnostics in Regions with Limited Testing Access
Feasibility and acceptability of saliva-based testing for the screening of SARS-CoV-2 infection in prison
C. Parodi, E. Ottaviano, N. Cocco, S. Ancona, S. Bianchi, V. Massa, R. Bartolotti, B. Pezzoni, R. Giuliani, E. Borghi, R. Ranieri
Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Microbiologia
49th SIM 2021 Congress will aim to take stock of the situation on research, at two different times.
The first will take place over two days dedicated to the presentation of posters and the second on 20 and 21 September for the oral sessions. In particular, the days of 16 and 17 September will be dedicated to e-Posters, with data from SIM research in all its facets, to try to take stock of the post-covid era and how to build it. In the two days of oral sessions, on the other hand, national experts will deal with the hottest topics of the day, from SARS-Cov-2 to vaccines, from diagnostics to pathogenesis and resistance, from fungi to rapid diagnostics.
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.
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.
Cepheid Inc. validates Copan eNAT® sample collection
Cepheid Inc. just validated the use of Copan eNAT® to collect nasal and nasopharyngeal samples to be analyzed with its Xpert Xpress CoV-2/Flu/RSV plus assay. The combination of these two best-in-class solutions will provide laboratories worldwide with improved efficiency and operators safety, granting patients the best clinical results.
This year’s flu season could be the worst in years, CDC and ECDC warn: be prepared!
According to the European and American Centers of Disease and Control, the upcoming flu season could be the most severe in years and could significantly burden healthcare systems already drained by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 – 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.
Copan Response to the Pandemic and our Efforts to Fight COVID-19 Worldwide
When supermarket shelves across the country were suddenly bare — and people were clamoring for essentials like toilet paper — everyone learned a little more than they wanted to about the importance of supply chains.
Universal transport media
Swabs stories: scaling up Tuberculosis and Covid-19 screening while protecting worker health
To protect healthcare workers while performing both tuberculosis and Covid-19 sampling is a big challenge. On 2021 International Tuberculosis Day, our honored guest Professor Gerard Cangelosi will explore this crucial aspect that needs to be considered while scaling up tuberculosis and Covid-19 screening.
Prof. Prof. Gerard A. Cangelosi, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Adjunct Professor, Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Laboratory diagnosis of SARS CoV-2 infections: impact of automation on the different steps
Featuring Professor Vittorio Sambri, this webinar will investigate the beneficial role automation could have in diagnosing COVID-19. As the topic is currently of great relevance, this is an appointment not to be missed.
Prof. Vittorio Sambri MD, PhD.
DIMES – University of Bologna Associate Professor and Head of the Unit of Microbiology. The Greater Romagna Area Hub Laboratory
Suppression of COVID-19 outbreak in the municipality of Vo’, Italy
In this appointment, we are pleased to host Professor Andrea Crisanti. This speech is an unmissable opportunity to get insights on transmission dynamics, duration of viral load detectability, and efficacy of implemented control measures at the early stages of the Italian pandemic.
Prof. Andrea Crisanti, MD, PhD
Professor of Microbiology, Director of the Department of Molecular Medicine – University of Padova, Director of the Diagnostic Unit of Microbiology and Virology, Hospital – University Padova. Professor of Molecular Parasitology at Imperial College of London (on leave of absence).
The italian experience in the management of COVID-19 Pandemic
Professor Vittorio Sambri discusses the key points of the Italian COVID-19 experience, from epidemiology to the precautionary measures adopted, testing, and prospects for the future.