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Abingdon Health’s core expertise lies in the development, manufacturing and commercialisation of rapid lateral flow immunoassay and reader systems. Owing to this expertise, we offer a bespoke lateral flow assay development service that is tailored to your needs.

We have experience in different markets including healthcare, veterinary, food and agriculture. Each lateral flow product we manufacture adheres to the regulatory standards necessary for that market.

Lateral flow assay development for healthcare, veterinary, plant health and agri-food sectors

Our manufacturing facility is certified to ISO 13485-2003 (including EN ISO 13485:2012) for the design, development and manufacture of lateral flow immunodiagnostic medical devices.

In addition, Abingdon Health’s manufacturing facilities are GMP compliant, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the design, development and manufacture of lateral flow devices, and device readers for in vitro diagnostic medical use.

Proven Technology

Proven Technology

Lateral flow immunoassays have enabled testing to move from the laboratory to the point of contact. Providing results in minutes, these rapid tests are straightforward to use and have found wide application.

Lateral flow devices (LFDs) use immunoassay technology via a combination of antibodies (or other binding moieties such as aptamers and affirmers), nitrocellulose membranes and coloured nanoparticles in order to produce qualitative (visual) results or quantitative results in combination with reader technology.

Read how we combine lateral flow and reader technology in order to produce quantitative assays.

Planning, Feasibility and Optimisation

Lateral Flow Assay Development

Whether customers are looking to convert an existing ELISA assay into a lateral flow test, or are looking to apply a novel biomarker to an LFD, Abingdon Health uses a comprehensive step-by-step quality-driven approach to lateral flow test development.

Our experience in lateral flow diagnostics means we are able to develop assays for different sample matrices including saliva, serum, plasma, blood, urine, milk, plant material and much more.

Concept and planning phase

Discussions will be held concerning the market requirements, product specifications, component supply and regulatory considerations. The output of these discussions will result in the completion of a product development plan which will incorporate all the phases required to take the product through to manufacture and then commercial launch. If we are also developing a lateral flow reader for you, we will have these discussions in parallel.

Assay feasibility and optimisation

A number of different parameters will be evaluated during this first experimental stage of assay development. Abingdon Health will prepare a series of prototypes to be assessed against development goals at the end of these extensive studies.

The formulations, materials and processes used to make the working prototypes will then be optimised to ensure reproducibility. Following client approval of the final assay specification, the assay is classed as having reached design freeze and no further modifications are made.


Lateral flow manufacturing

Once design freeze is reached, the selected prototype needs to transfer from Research and Development through to routine manufacturing.

At this point, our technical transfer team, with involvement from key members of our production team, will typically manufacture 3 batches of the product using high volume automated reel-to-reel machines. This stage is important for validating and verifying the performance of the assay following scale-up.

To learn more about our manufacturing capabilities please visit our lateral flow manufacturing page.

What to expect as an Abingdon Health customer?

What to expect as an Abingdon Health customer?

Abingdon Health is dedicated to providing every customer with high levels of customer service. We understand that every lateral flow assay design project is different and market goals vary. Learn more about our personalised service to our customers.

To find out more about our lateral flow assay development and lateral flow manufacturing services, please call on +44 (0) 1904 406060 or email with an outline of your requirements. If you would like a quotation for our service please visit our quotations page.

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