Self – Collection
Sample self-collection, a lesson gained during the COVID pandemic
Copan sponsored Integrated Lunch Symposia – ECCMID 2022
During Copan’s ECCMID integrated symposium, four distinguished speakers updated the audience on the advances, achievements, and future trends of sample self-collection in different fields (STIs, HPV, respiratory infections, genetics, serology).
ECCMID Symposium & Flash Session
In the Integrated symposium “The challenges of managing the COVID-19 pandemic from pre analytics to diagnosis,” Dr. Paolo Gaibani – chaired by Professor Dave Hawkes – explores lab automation’s value throughout the pandemic and its usefulness in the upcoming years. In addition, the Flash Session, entitled “Listening to the needs of healthcare professionals: Copan’s innovative approach to the pandemic,” goes into detail on Copan’s latest projects.
Saliva detection of SARS-CoV-2 for mitigating company outbreaks: a surveillance experience
Emerenziana Ottaviano et al.
Lollisponge™ – The sponge-made device for saliva collection
LolliSponge™ is our device conceived to enable active surveillance programs even when professional assistance is not available. Saliva collection with LolliSponge™ is performed just by keeping the sponge stick in the mouth for a few minutes, without any spitting-related risk; this easy procedure can be performed at POC as well as at home, using Lollisponge™ as a self-collection device. A dry device free of hazardous media, Lollisponge™ can be transported to the lab without any liquid-related problem, where it can be centrifuged and tested with the standard molecular diagnostic assays.