Why NALFIA tests should be used by every testing lab

Abingdon Health believes nucleic acid lateral flow immunoassays (NALFIA) are the perfect solution for detecting nucleic acid following the amplification of target DNA sequences. Hence, why we have two NALFIA tests on our portfolio, PCRD and PCRD FLEX. We introduced NALFIA tests to give laboratories access… Read More

Turn data into insight with lateral flow Smartphone readers

Effectively, Insight is the ‘meat in the sandwich’ between the creation of data and the establishment of potential actions, improvements or solutions in response to datasets. With growing global populations placing greater demand on supply chains and healthcare systems, Insight into dealing with issues such as supplying safe food or… Read More

Choosing a lateral flow assay manufacturer

All lateral flow assays need to produce robust and reproducible results. Ensuring this happens is ultimately the responsibility of the lateral flow assay manufacturer. Abingdon Health has been manufacturing lateral flow assays for many years and has an extensive proven track record.  In this article we… Read More

Lateral Flow Development – Start to Finish

Lateral flow rapid test development at Abingdon Health typically follows a number of stages with formal reviews at critical points. The same structure is used whether the product development is being performed on behalf of a customer (contract assay development) or it an ‘in-house’ product development. Read More

LFD: a complement to animal vaccine strategies

Vaccines are a critical strategy in disease control and eradication in the food-producing animal health market. However, as most vaccines are essentially weakened versions of the normal virus, one of their limitations is that there can be no way to differentiate vaccinated animals from those that have active disease. One… Read More

Lateral flow assay labels and conjugation

The method of conjugation is a critical element in the development and manufacture of any lateral flow assay. The potential conjugation technologies have grown over recent years as the demand for quantitative and more sensitive assays has increased. In this blog, we explore the options open to you. The first… Read More

Integration: a key consideration in your lateral flow plan

In this article we explore the concept of integration within lateral flow product development, and what considerations are needed when planning your lateral flow project. Within lateral flow diagnostics the need to integrate development steps, ongoing processes, software systems, and supply chains are key requirements of an effective project plan… Read More

Big Data and Lateral Flow Diagnostics

When Theresa May was UK Prime Minister, she pledged to revolutionise the health service by deploying artificial intelligence in the NHS, aiming to prevent over 20,000 cancer-related deaths each year by 2033. The Prime Minister wanted industry and charities to work with the NHS to develop algorithms that can use… Read More

Taking an assay from R&D through to routine production

Technical transfer Technical transfer is defined as the verification process by which a rapid test transfers from research and development (R&D) pilot scale production to high throughput manufacturing. At the end of the process, the product is classed as a manufactured product with all necessary validation and… Read More