January 30, 2015 3:58 PM ET

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Company Overview of Copan

Company Overview

Copan is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in information technology companies. The firm focuses on software and IP based solutions, communications, and e-commerce industries. Copan was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in East Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Munich, Germany and London, United Kingdom.

2000 University Avenue

East Palo Alto, CA 94303

United States

Founded in 1998

Key Executives for Copan

Chief Executive Officer
Director-Europe
Age: 51
Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Copan Key Developments

bioMérieux and COPAN Sign a Strategic Partnership in Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Automation

bioMérieux and COPAN announced that they have signed a strategic partnership in clinical microbiology laboratory automation. Under the terms of the agreement, COPAN has granted distribution rights for its automated platforms (including the WASP® Walk-Away Specimen Processor and the WASPLabTM solutions which automate microbiology laboratory tasks and provide digital imaging and analysis) to bioMérieux. This agreement allows bioMérieux to speed up deployment of its 'FMLA® - Lab Efficiency' vision for the automation and enhanced operational efficiency of clinical microbiology labs. In this field, the two companies also plan to collaborate in particular for the development of innovative clinical microbiology diagnostic solutions. This agreement combines COPAN’s unique know-how in pre-analytics with bioMérieux cutting-edge expertise in microbiological diagnostics. Since January 1, 2015, bioMérieux has been COPAN’s exclusive distributor in France, and a co-exclusive distributor in Germany and the United Kingdom to distribute COPAN’s WASP® and WASPLabTM systems. Then bioMérieux’s commercialization rights will gradually be expanded, on the basis of co-exclusive distribution, to a number of key countries. WASP® and WASPLabTM are innovative, flexible and robust. They meet the most demanding needs of microbiology laboratories and will enrich bioMérieux’s range of automated solutions, including BacT/ALERT® and VIRTUOTM blood culture systems, as well as VITEK® 2 and VITEK® MS for bacterial identification and automated antibiotic susceptibility testing.

Copan Announces Global Partnership with Metasystems Gmbh for the Integration of Culture Plates and Gram Stain Images for Enhanced Digital Microbiology

COPAN and MetaSystems GmbH are pleased to announce they have signed a global and exclusive agreement for the integration of automatic microscopy slide scanning system, provided by MetaSystems, with WASPLab. This partnership provides current and future COPAN customers the option to implement in their microbiology laboratory a fully automated system for the acquisition of microscopy images of Gram slides seamlessly integrated with the WASPLab environment. This solution allows the unique web-based WASPLab user interface to show on a single screen, not only the images of culture plates, the LIS information, the results from other instruments, but also images taken by the Zeiss microscope connected with the Metafer system.

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