GUIDE 1: What’s driving lateral flow diagnostics growth?

In a series of QUICK GUIDES, we look at why the lateral flow diagnostics market is expected to grow by a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.2% by 2022, up from $5.5bn in 2017. (Source: MarketsandMarkets.com). We look at the growth of using lateral flow technology across the following… 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

Successful lateral flow assay manufacturing

In the following article, we discuss 3 important elements that ensure an assay is manufactured in a way that meets market requirements. Get the basics right Successful lateral flow manufacturing involves; conjugating the labels and antibodies effectively as well as selecting and applying the right reagents,… Read More

Automated lateral flow manufacturing improves accuracy

There are three key elements to manufacturing lateral flow assays that enable consistently accurate and reproducible results: Expertise Experience Automation Expertise ensures that an assay is optimised and scaled-up efficiently for routine manufacturing; experience means tried and tested processes and procedures are utilised, regulatory considerations are taken into account, and… Read More

Reagents selection for lateral flow devices

Selecting reagents for a lateral flow device (LFD) is a key stage in the development of an LFD, and the selection process involves several key considerations. In this article, we highlight those key considerations. Although we mainly discuss antibodies, the following also applies to the selection… Read More

Two Successful Immunoassay formats

The first immunoassay, an assay for human insulin, was described by Rosalyn Yalow and Solomon Berson back in 1959. This innovation has been a fundamental contribution to diagnostics in the areas of medicine, veterinary, agricultural, pharmaceutical and life sciences. Proven immunoassay technology The last 50 years has spawned a wide… Read More

The importance of lateral flow rapid tests in diagnostics

Rapid diagnostics, in essence, brings testing away from the laboratory and closer to the patient, in the case of clinical diagnostics or veterinary diagnostics, or quite literally into the field, in the case of agricultural diagnostics. One key benefit of rapid testing is faster decision making which leads to earlier… Read More

What are the common myths about lateral flow devices?

There are some common myths that lateral flow devices are inflexible and not suitable or flexible enough for an ever demanding marketplace. Therefore, we dispel some of these common myths about lateral flow devices (LFDs). Myth - LFDs can only be qualitative. In the early days, LFDs… Read More

One Health And Rapid Diagnostics

What is One Health? The One Health concept, as described by the American Veterinary Medical Association, is the integrative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. While the One Health terminology is reasonably new, the concept itself isn’t,… Read More