Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that pandemics can be incredibly disruptive to our society, economy, and daily lives. In order to be better prepared for future pandemics, the whole industry has invested in scaling up the production of everything that would be needed. However, this strategy cannot be left to the private sector alone. These investments must be maintained somehow, and some sort of continuous control is needed in order to detect weak signals and recognize new pandemics. This requires coordinated global intervention with rules and the flow of information to react in time to control risks. As a pre-analytic company, Copan is here to serve any need that could emerge, including creating safe, simple, and economically viable technological tools for decentralized diagnostic testing.