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How long does lateral flow test development take?

The answer to ‘how long does lateral flow test development take?’ depends on several factors surrounding the assay itself and how it needs to perform once in the market i.e. does it need to be qualitative or quantitative, for example.

At Abingdon Health we establish timelines and milestone delivery following initial and on-going discussions between our assay specialists and the client. These discussions form the foundation for aiding us in delivering the desired lateral flow test in the most time-efficient manner.

How long does lateral flow test development take?

As mentioned there are several factors which have an impact on determining the length of a test strip development. They include:

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  • Are reagents available?
  • Is there quality and sustainable supply of reagents?
  • Does the assay need to be qualitative or quantitative?
  • Does the assay need to be single target or multiplexed?
  • Are there any regulatory considerations?
  • The sample matrix and target may have an impact on timescales

Test strip manufacturing

In addition, the time needed for lateral flow test strip manufacturing can vary depending on a number of factors:

  • What batch sizes are required and how often?
  • Is the assay qualitative or quantitative and single target or multiplexed?
  • Are there any regulatory labelling considerations?
  • What product packaging solutions are required?
  • Where do the devices need shipping?

Each of the points mentioned are important in determining how long lateral flow assay development and manufacture takes. Once the above has been finalised then Abingdon Health produce a schedule for delivering a project.

Abingdon Health’s established processes and procedures ensure that we can deliver your assay in a smooth, time-efficient and cost-effective manner. For further details about our lateral flow test development and manufacturing capabilities please contact us.

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