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bIoMerieux and COPAN Distribution Agreement Extended to Ireland

17 November, 2015

  

At the beginning of 2015 a strategic alliance between bioMérieux and COPAN in clinical microbiology laboratory automation was announced.

This partnership relies on two pillars. Firstly it is an agreement that gives bioMérieux rights to distribute COPAN’s WASP® and WASPLab® systems.  This became effective from January 2015 in France, Germany and UK.  We are pleased to announce that this agreement has now been extended to Ireland, where bioMérieux  has co-distribution status as of 1st October 2015.  Secondly  bioMérieux and COPAN have entered into a co-development agreement to collaborate in the development of innovative clinical microbiology diagnostic solutions.

This agreement is an important milestone and a great opportunity for bioMérieux and our customers.  It makes it possible for us to respond to the current market situation and to be commercially present and active in the field of laboratory automation and efficiency.

Our partner, COPAN, is a family-owned company that is a leading manufacturer of pre-analytic solutions, such as liquid based microbiology swabs.  COPAN has been present and recognised in the laboratory automation market since 2009 with the WASP, an automated plate streaker, and, more recently, the WASPLab, a modular automated solution encompassing streaking, plate transport, incubation and plate imaging.

The combination of COPAN and bioMérieux products and expertise will create the largest commercial offer on the lab automation and efficiency market.  WASP DT and WASPLab meet the most demanding needs of microbiology laboratories.  They  enrich bioMérieux's range of automated solutions, including BacT/ALERT® 3D and BacT/ALERT® VIRTUO™ blood culture systems, as well as VITEK® 2 and VITEK® MS for bacterial identification and automated antibiotic susceptibility testing.  bioMerieux’s team of LEAN experts can help to improve your laboratory workflow and efficiency with rapid improvement events and workflow assessments.

For further information please download our brochures on WASP and WASPLab.At the beginning of 2015 a strategic alliance between bioMérieux and COPAN in clinical microbiology laboratory automation was announced.

This partnership relies on two pillars. Firstly it is an agreement that gives bioMérieux rights to distribute COPAN’s WASP® and WASPLab® systems.  This became effective from January 2015 in France, Germany and UK.  We are pleased to announce that this agreement has now been extended to Ireland, where bioMérieux  has co-distribution status as of 1st October 2015.  Secondly  bioMérieux and COPAN have entered into a co-development agreement to collaborate in the development of innovative clinical microbiology diagnostic solutions.

This agreement is an important milestone and a great opportunity for bioMérieux and our customers.  It makes it possible for us to respond to the current market situation and to be commercially present and active in the field of laboratory automation and efficiency.

Our partner, COPAN, is a family-owned company that is a leading manufacturer of pre-analytic solutions, such as liquid based microbiology swabs.  COPAN has been present and recognised in the laboratory automation market since 2009 with the WASP, an automated plate streaker, and, more recently, the WASPLab, a modular automated solution encompassing streaking, plate transport, incubation and plate imaging.

The combination of COPAN and bioMérieux products and expertise will create the largest commercial offer on the lab automation and efficiency market.  WASP DT and WASPLab meet the most demanding needs of microbiology laboratories.  They  enrich bioMérieux's range of automated solutions, including BacT/ALERT® 3D and BacT/ALERT® VIRTUO™ blood culture systems, as well as VITEK® 2 and VITEK® MS for bacterial identification and automated antibiotic susceptibility testing.  bioMerieux’s team of LEAN experts can help to improve your laboratory workflow and efficiency with rapid improvement events and workflow assessments.

For further information please download our brochures on WASP and WASPLab.

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