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Hardy Diagnostics is perceived as one of COPAN's biggest rivals. Hardy Diagnostics was founded in 1980, and is headquartered in Santa Maria, California. Like COPAN, Hardy Diagnostics also competes in the Health Care Equipment space. Hardy Diagnostics generates $9M less revenue vs. COPAN.

Chembio is a top competitor of COPAN. Chembio is a Public company that was founded in 1985 in Medford, New York. Like COPAN, Chembio also works within the Health Care Equipment sector. Compared to COPAN, Chembio has 265 more employees.

Covaris is COPAN's #3 rival. Covaris is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, and was founded in 1999. Covaris is in the Pharmaceuticals industry. Covaris generates 34% the revenue of COPAN.

COPAN Acquisitions

No recent acquisitions found related to COPAN

COPAN Funding History

Since COPAN was founded in 1979, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total COPAN has raised $10.0M. COPAN's funding round was on May 2020 for a total of $10.0M





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Since COPAN was founded in 1979, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total COPAN has raised $10.0M. COPAN's funding round was on May 2020 for a total of $10.0M

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May 7, 2020Computerworld

Apple commits $10M to help boost COVID-19 testing

Apple continues to look for ways in which it can use its platforms and power to help in the struggle ... See more »
May 7, 2020Entrepreneur

Apple Gives $10 Million From Its Manufacturing Fund to a COVID-19 Testing Firm

The money will help Copan ramp up production on sample collection kits.... See more »
May 7, 2020CNET

Apple awards $10 million grant to a nose swab maker - CNET

The tech giant offers the grant to COPAN Diagnostics from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund.... See more »
May 7, 2020Telecompaper

Apple gives USD 10 mln to Copan Diagnostics, in fight against coronavirus

(Telecompaper) Apple said it has awarded USD 10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Copan... See more »
February 20, 2020Medical Buyer

COPAN launches Radian New Technology To Fully Automate Kirby-Bauer AST Setup, Plate Incubation, Imaging And Interpretation

With a proven track record of innovation, COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. is excited to announce the launch R... See more »
June 14, 2019BioSpace

COPAN and Alverno Laboratories Partner to Successfully Validate PhenoMATRIX for Detection of Group A Streptococcus Using CHROMagar's COLOREX Media

COPAN and Alverno Laboratories are proud to announce the successful evaluation of the novel COLOREX S... See more »
June 1, 2018Robotics Tomorrow

COPAN Defining the Future of Human Robot Collaboration in Clinical Microbiology Launching its Breakthrough Technology at ASM

Known for its safe interaction with humans, the dual-arm collaborative industrial robot is new techno... See more »


April 21, 2021Copan Blog

COPAN UniVerse Facilitates Newly Announced Streamlined Approach for Pooled Serial Screening Testing Programs

On April 20th, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced further steps to ... See more »
April 8, 2021Copan Blog

Protected: ESwab : Frequently Asked Questions

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.The post Protected: ESwab : Frequently Asked Que... See more »
March 29, 2021Copan Blog

PodSwab : Frequently Asked Questions

The post PodSwab : Frequently Asked Questions appeared first on COPAN Diagnostics Inc..... See more »
March 24, 2021Copan Blog

Protected: Screen Employees and Students for COVID-19 Using a Cost-Saving Pooled Testing Method

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.The post Protected: Screen Employees and Student... See more »
March 8, 2021Copan Blog

International Women's Day: Women in STEM

Monday, March 8th marks International Women's Day (IWD) - a global day celebrating women's social, e... See more »
March 1, 2021Copan Blog

Mask up. Wash up.

No, it's not just the flu. While we may have heard this ad nauseum the past year, what exactly makes ... See more »
February 23, 2021Copan Blog

New Protocol for Automated Processing of Lab Proficiency Testing (PT) Samples

The data from this multicenter study show that CAP bacteriology PT samples are compatible with both t... See more »

COPAN Press Releases

October 22, 2020PR Newswire

COPAN Diagnostics Hits the 5 Million Mark on COVID-19 Sample Collection Transport Media Produced at its New Carlsbad Facility

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has had quite the impact on COP... See more »
June 15, 2020PR Newswire

Puritan Defeats Copan's Swedish Lawsuit

GUILFORD, Maine, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 5, 2020, Puritan notched another win in the gl... See more »
May 11, 2020WebWire

Apple awards $10 million from Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics

Apple�announced it is awarding $10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostic... See more »
October 23, 2019PR Newswire

COPAN Continues to Make Great Strides in Advancing Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and Digital Plate Reading for Microbiology

MURRIETA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- COPAN continues to innovate and is leading the field ... See more »
September 14, 2017PR Newswire

COPAN Installs Landmark, 60th WASPLab at Prestigious University Health Network/Sinai Health System Department of Microbiology in Canada

MURRIETA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It isn't every day that a company hits four mileston... See more »
May 28, 2015PRZOOM

COPAN Unveils COLIBRI� , Universal Colony Picker, During the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in New Orleans

PRZOOM - Newswire (press release) - 2015/05/28, New Orleans LA United States - COPAN Diagnostics, Inc... See more »

COPAN Videos

July 7, 2019Copan Vimeo Channel

"COPAN's WASPLab Install at TriCore" on VIMEO

This video showcases the 2-day install of COPAN's WASPLab at TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuqu... See more »
July 7, 2019Copan Vimeo Channel

"COPAN's WASPLab Mount Sinai Installation" on VIMEO

This video showcases the 2017 install of COPAN's WASPLab at Mount Sinai. The University Health Networ... See more »
March 24, 2019Copan Vimeo Channel

"Copan's Cyclone Automation" on VIMEO

The CYCLONE is a walk-away specimen processor designed to simplify your laboratory's workflow. The CY... See more »
February 25, 2019Copan Vimeo Channel

"Specimen Collection Using UriSponge " on VIMEO

Specimen Collection Using UriSponge ©2019 Copan Diagnostics Inc. All Rights Reserved. music: ben... See more »
July 9, 2018Copan Vimeo Channel

"COPAN PhenoMATRIX Software Demo Video" on VIMEO

PhenoMATRIX is an advanced system to pre-assess and group culture plates for review by a trained labo... See more »
June 27, 2018Copan Vimeo Channel

"Vitek Workpod" on VIMEO

COPAN Collaborative Robot Manages Manual Processes Automatically- Eliminates transcription and transp... See more »
June 27, 2018Copan Vimeo Channel

"Semi Robotic Sample Processing Workpod" on VIMEO

COPAN Collaborative Robot Manages Manual Processes Automatically- Eliminates transcription and transp... See more »

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COPAN Summary



COPAN is a medical device company that manufactures and supplies bacteriology swabs, viral transport media and automated specimen processing systems. COPAN was founded in 1979. COPAN's headquarters is located in Murrieta, California, USA 92562. COPAN...


COPAN's CEO, Norman Sharples, currently has an approval rating of 90%. COPAN's primary competitors are Hardy Diagnostics, Chembio & Covaris.

Frequently Asked Questions about COPAN

  1. When was COPAN founded?

    COPAN was founded in 1979
  2. Who is COPAN's CEO?

    COPAN's CEO is Norman Sharples
  3. How much revenue does COPAN generate?

    COPAN generates $62M in revenue
  4. How much funding does COPAN have?

    COPAN has historically raised $10M in funding
  1. Where is COPAN's headquarters?

    COPAN's headquarters is in Murrieta California, USA
  2. How many employees does COPAN have?

    COPAN has 90 employees
  3. What sector does COPAN operate in?

    COPAN is in Health Care Equipment
  4. Who are COPAN's competitors?

    COPAN's top competitors are Hardy Diagnostics, Chembio, Covaris