eSwab® collection and transport system is our multipurpose media intended for the collection and transport of clinical specimens containing aerobes, anaerobes, fastidious bacteria, viruses and Chlamydia.
Hospital Acquired Infections
The rise of Multi Drug-Resistant Organisms has become a global health and economic concern, and tools to combat them are urgently needed.
A successful forensic investigation begins with a proper sample, and proper samples are obtained using the appropriate collection method.
Multi Drug-Resistant Organisms
How is the Xpert MRSA Gen 3 assay (Cepheid) performing on pooled eSwab medium?
Stijn Jonckheere, Kristien Van Vaerenbergh, An Boel, Anne Van Keerberghen, Hans De Beenhouwer
COVID-19 Emergency Management: From the Reorganization of the Endoscopy Service to the Verification of the Reprocessing Efficacy
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
Cutibacterium avidum resists surgical skin antisepsis in the groin—a potential risk factor for periprosthetic joint infection: a quality control study
Steven M. Maurer, Laura Kursawe, Stefan Rahm, Julia Prinz, Annelies S. Zinkernagel, Annette Moter, Stefan P. Kuster, Reinhard Zbinden, Patrick O. Zingg, Yvonne Achermann
A prospective study evaluating congenital CMV infection in Mayotte and La Reunion Islands (France)
Justine Demortier, Jacques Fourgeaud, Soumeth Abassed, LaurentLambrecht, Marie Gromand, Brahim Boumahni, Coralie Dumont, Alexandre Reynaud, Margaux Avet, Louis Collet, Claire Périllaud-Dubois, Marie-Christine Jaffar-Bandjee, Christelle Vauloup-Fellous
Vaginal Microbiota and Cytokine Levels Predict Preterm Delivery in Asian Women
Manoj Kumar, Selvasankar Murugesan, Parul Singh, Marwa Saadaoui, Duaa Ahmed Elhag, Annalisa Terranegra, Basirudeen Syed Ahamed Kabeer, Alexandra K. Marr, Tomoshige Kino, Tobias Brummaier, Rose McGready, François Nosten, Damien Chaussabel, Souhaila Al Khodor
Evaluation of the Versant CT/GC DNA 1.0 Assay (kPCR) for the Detection of Extra-Genital Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections
Antibody response to respiratory syncytial virus infection in children <18 months old
Liquid and Dry Swabs for Culture- and PCR-Based Detection of Colonization with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus during Admission Screening
N. von Allmen
Early origins of allergy and asthma (ARIES): study protocol for a prospective prenatal birth cohort in Chile
Caroll D. Hernandez
Copan eNAT Transport System to Address Challenges in COVID-19 Diagnostics in Regions with Limited Testing Access
Rectal screening for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: a proposed workflow
Claudio Foschia, Paolo Gaibani, Donatella Lombardo, Maria Carla Re, Simone Ambretti
Comparison of pre-analytical characteristics for molecular and serological diagnostics of COVID-19
Combined oropharyngeal/nasal swab is equivalent to nasopharyngeal sampling for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic PCR
Postmortem Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in Nasopharyngeal Mucosa
An in-well direct lysis method for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 by real time RT-PCR in eSwab specimens
Rikke Lind Jørgensen
Performance of TEM-PCR vs Culture for Bacterial Identification in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infections
James B. Wood
Copan WASPLab automation significantly reduces incubation times and allows earlier culture readings
Randomized Comparison of Two Vaginal Self-Sampling Methods for Human Papillomavirus Detection: Dry Swab versus FTA Cartridge
Self‑sampling versus health care professional‑guided swab collection for SARS‑CoV‑2 testing
Effectiveness of 0.66% Povidone-Iodine Eye Drops on Ocular Surface Flora before Cataract Surgery: A Nationwide Microbiological Study
Multicenter evaluation of the Xpert MRSA NxG assay for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nasal swabs
Melanie L. Yarbrough
An emm-type specific qPCR to track bacterial load during experimental human Streptococcus pyogenes pharyngitis
Loraine V. Fabri et al.
Impact of freeze/thaw cycles and single freezing at −80 °C on the viability of aerobic bacteria from rectal swabs performed with the ESwabTM system
Rindala Salibaa, Jean Ralph Zahara, Fatma El Allaoui, Etienne Carbonnelle, Mathilde Lescat
Recovery of aerobic gram-negative bacteria from the Copan Eswab transport system after long-term storage.
Sofie C.M. Tops, Marlien Kolmus, Damy Wulms, Jakko van Ingen, Heiman F.L. Wertheim, Eva Kolwijck
Evaluation of BD Max StaphSR and BD Max MRSAXT Assays Using ESwab-Collected Specimens
Suzane Silbert, Carly Kubasek, Faris Galambo, Elaine Vendrone, Raymond Widen
Exploring the Microbiota of Diabetic Foot Infections With Culturomics
Joanne Jneid, Nadim Cassir, Sophie Schuldiner, Nathalie Jourdan, Albert Sotto, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Bernard La Scola
Evaluation of factors affecting real-time PCR performance for diagnosis of Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar in clinical stool samples
Joakim Forsell, Satu Koskiniemi, Ida Hedberg, Helén Edebro, Birgitta Evengård, Margareta Granlund
Successful Combination of Nucleic Acid Amplification Test Diagnostics and Targeted Deferred Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture
Carolien M. Wind, Henry J. C. de Vries, Maarten F. Schim van der Loeff, Magnus Unemo, Alje P. van Dam
The Corneal Ulcer One-Touch Study: A Simplified Microbiological Specimen Collection Method
Kaivon Pakzad-Vaezi, Steve D. Levasseur, Steven Schendel, Sean Mark, Richard Mathias, Diane Roscoe, Simon P. Holland
Liquid based microbiological transport systems: conformity assessment of two commercial devices
Manuela Avolio, Alessandro Camporese
Evaluation of the BD Max StaphSR Assay for Detecting Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin-Susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) in ESwab-Collected Wound Samples
Suzane Silbert, Alicia Gostnell, Carly Kubasek, Raymond Widen
Evaluation of the Copan eSwab®, a liquid-based microbiology transport system, for the preservation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae at different temperatures
Lindy Gumede, Frans Radebe, Duduzile Nhlapo, Venessa Maseko, Tendesayi Kufa-Chakezha
Molecular epidemiology and virulence characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in medical laboratory staff: comparison between microbiological and non-microbiological laboratories
Xiaoying Xie, Xinlu Dai, Lijia Ni, Baiji Chen, Zhaofan Luo, Yandan Yao, Xiquan Wu, Hongyu Li, Songyin Huang
Mismatch Amplification Mutation Assay-Based Real-Time PCR for Rapid Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Antimicrobial Resistance Determinants in Clinical Specimens
Valentina Donà, Joost H. Smid, Sara Kasraian, Dianne Egli-Gany, Ferah Dost, Fatime Imeri, Magnus Unemo, Nicola Low, Andrea Endimiani
Prevalence of oropharyngeal group B Streptococcus colonization in mothers, family, and health care providers
Kristina Roloff, Gohar Stepanyan, Guillermo Valenzuela
Temporary carriage of bovine coronavirus and bovine respiratory syncytial virus by fomites and human nasal mucosa after exposure to infected calves
Veslemøy Sunniva Oma, Thea Klem, Madeleine Tråvén, Stefan Alenius, Britt Gjerset, Mette Myrmel, Maria Stokstad
Diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert CT/NG and OSOM Trichomonas Rapid assays for point-of-care STI testing among young women in South Africa: a crosssectional study
Nigel Garrett, Nireshni Mitchev, Farzana Osman, Jessica Naidoo, Jienchi Dorward, Ravesh Singh, Hope Ngobese, Anne Rompalo, Koleka Mlisana, Adrian Mindel
Preoperative preparation of eye with chlorhexidine solution significantly re-duces bacterial load prior to 23-gauge vitrectomy in Swedish health care
Nasser J. Gili, Torbjörn Noren, Eva Törnquist, Sven Crafoord, Anders Bäckman
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
Comparative phase I randomized open-label pilot clinical trial of Gynophilus® (Lcr regenerans®) immediate release capsules versus slow release muco-adhesive tablets
Caroline Dausset, Stéphane Patrier, Pawel Gajer, Claudia Thoral, Yann Lenglet, Jean-Michel Cardot, Philippe Judlin, Jacques Ravel, Adrien Nivoliez
Multicenter Clinical Evaluation of the Automated Aries Group A Strep PCR Assay from Throat Swabs
N. Kanwar, J. Crawford, C. Ulen, T. S. Uphoff, J. Dien Bard, R. Dunn, A. Drain, R. Selvarangan
Evaluation of the Copan ESwab Transport System for Viability of Pathogenic Fungi by Use of a Modification of Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Document M40-A2
Bharat Gandhi, Richard Summerbell, Tony Mazzulli
Comparison of Three Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests and Culture for Detection of Group B Streptococcus from Enrichment Broth
Ji H. Shin, David T. Pride
Multicenter Evaluation of NeuMoDx Group B Streptococcus Assay on the NeuMoDx 288 Molecular System
C. L. Emery, R. F. Relich, T. H. Davis, S. A. Young, M. D. Sims, B. L. Boyanton Jr.
Automated Incubation and Digital Image Analysis of Chromogenic Media Using Copan WASPLab Enables Rapid Detection of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus
Abdessalam Cherkaoui, Gesuele Renzi, Yannick Charretier, Dominique S. Blanc, Nicolas Vuilleumier, Jacques Schrenzel
Comparison of BD MAX GBS and GenomEra GBS assays for rapid intrapartum PCR detection of vaginal carriage of group B streptococci
Trine Andreasen, Jens Kjølseth Møller, Mohammed Rohi Khalil
Comparison of collection methods for molecular detection of α-herpes viruses and Treponema pallidum, including evaluation of critical transportation conditions
Pieter W. Smit, Titia Heijman, Meriem el Abdallaoui, Sylvia M. Bruisten
Evaluation of Methods for the Extraction of Microbial DNA From Vaginal Swabs Used for Microbiome Studies
Valentina Mattei, Selvasankar Murugesan, Muna Al Hashmi, Rebecca Mathew, Nicola James, Parul Singh, Manoj Kumar, Arun Prasath Lakshmanan, Annalisa Terranegra, Souhaila Al Khodor, Sara Tomei
Laryngotracheal Microbiota in Adult Laryngotracheal Stenosis
Alexander T Hillel, Sharon S Tang, Camila Carlos, Joseph H Skarlupka, Madhu Gowda, Linda X Yin, Kevin Motz, Cameron R Currie, Garret Suen, Susan L Thibeault
Recovery of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Nocardiae Causing Skin/Soft Tissue Infections by Use of the Copan ESwab Collection and Transport System
B. Gandhi, G. Woods, T. Mazzulli
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
Extractionless nucleic acid detection: a high capacity solution to COVID-19 testing
Shairaz Baksh et al.
Medlab Middle East
For the expected, unexpected and everything in between
Medlab is the key event to unite Middle East healthcare and medical laboratory community, and is the right place to discover innovative products, trending technology, and build infinite networking opportunities. This year we’ll be there in person: discover our FLOQ technology – which revolutionized sample collection – and see first-hand our Liquid-Based Microbiology media, today the gold standard in microbiological sampling. Moreover, it will be a great chance to learn more about UniVerse®, our solution designed to bring efficiency, standardization, and safety in the service of thousands of molecular biology laboratories worldwide.
Delivering science, celebrating achievement
The COVID-19 pandemic has put science and scientists center stage in a way rarely seen. Being IBMS’s most important event for developing professional skills and knowledge, 2022’s Congress will truly celebrate science in all its variety, influence, potential, and impact on society. We, Copan people, are trembling to contribute to this event: we’ll be present there to display our patented technologies, our Liquid-Based Microbiology media, and lab automation. This year will be a great chance to learn more about UniVerse®, our solution designed to bring efficiency, standardization, and safety in the service of thousands of molecular biology laboratories worldwide. But that’s not all: in the dedicated executive suite 7 we’ll go deeper into sharing knowledge and communicating science: Stay tuned to discover what we arranged!
32nd ECCMID – European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
The main event of the year! ECCMID brings together experts from many fields to present their latest findings, guidelines, and experiences to an audience of over 14,000 colleagues. The scientific program includes Keynote Lectures and Oral Sessions, Educational Workshops, Open Forums, Meet-The-Expert Sessions, and a wide range of Scientific Symposia. We are arranging great things for the occasion, including an Integrated Lunch Symposia – Saturday, April 23rd, from 12:15 to 13:15 – talking about self-collection experiences in different fields.
World Of Microbiome
This year, the WOM program is based on three learning and networking zones to advance research, understanding & application in the world of microbiome by fostering collaboration among clinicians, researchers, and the industry. These zones are the mother and newborn microbiome, the digestive tract and metabolism microbiome, and the oral cavity microbiome.
Microbiology Time – December 2021
It’s December Microbiology Time… Take a look at our database! As always, we cherry-picked the top three papers of the month: two studies analyzing microbiome for forensic purposes and in cancer patients, and one on antimicrobial resistances in a Vietnamese Intensive Care Unit.
Microbiology Time – January 2022
We are welcoming 2022 with many engaging papers uploaded to our scientific database. This month’s top picks are a research on canine urinary tract infections, a study on tuberculosis sample processing, and a paper evaluating WASP-automated processing of female reproductive tract specimens.
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 – March 2022
Spring is almost here, and together with sunny days and warm temperatures, we bring you new scientific studies for our March Microbiology time just uploaded on our database. This month’s best pick are two studies on Antibiotic-resistant Organisms and a review on the benefits of lab automation.
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.