Gabriela Powers 
COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. 


Tuesday July 26, 2011 from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM EDT

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Hyatt Regency Atlanta 
265 Peachtree Street NE
Centennial Ballroom III
Atlanta, GA 30303-1294

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Automated Specimen Processing in Microbiology 

Are you considering automation in Pre-analytical Microbiology Specimen Processing? Have you ever wondered what would be the impact of implementing a Microbiology automated specimen processor in your laboratory? Are you experiencing a shortage of qualified staff for interpretative work? Increased need for accreditation or competitive challenges due to lab consolidation? Did you ever think that they day would come for a fully automated barcode driven and conveyor-connected specimen processing system, including remote image analysis, to automate specimen workup?


If you have answered YES to any of these questions, please join us during our workshop Automated Specimen Processing in Microbiology to be conducted during AACC.


Norman Sharples discusses today's challenges in Microbiology and the move towards liquid based samples. Liquid Based Microbiology opens the door to specimen standardization and streamlined processing, similar to that seen in Chemistry and Hematology. He will present what these changes mean for automated specimen processing in Microbiology.


Learn about the newest breakthroughs, as well as what the future has in store for automation in the modern Microbiology laboratory. Finally, hear about the WASP®: Walk Away Specimen Processor, by COPAN and get a sneak peak of WASPLab®, a complete automated specimen processing solution which is defining the future of front end pre-analytics in Microbiology. 

This program is approved for 1.5 ACCENT® CE Credits

ACCENT® Continuing Education Credit

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Inc. (AACC) designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 ACCENT® credit hours. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for clinical laboratory scientists licensed in, but not limited to, the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

Recent News: COPAN and SIEMENS Establish a Strategic Distribution Agreement for WASP

COPAN recently announced a strategic partnership with Siemens for the global distribution of COPAN WASP®: Walk-Away Specimen Processor. This distribution agreement is particularly exciting for the US hospital market as it merges Siemens' strong reputation in Microbiology and COPAN's innovation in pre-analytics .