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In addition to lateral flow assay development, Abingdon Health offers automated lateral flow manufacturing with the capacity to manufacture millions of rapid tests annually.

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

An assay can enter into routine manufacturing either directly following the successful completion of an assay development project or as a result of a successful technical transfer of an existing assay in the market which is being manufactured elsewhere.

Lateral Flow Manufacturing

Lateral Flow Manufacturing

Abingdon Health’s manufacturing facility in York, UK, is certified to ISO 13485:2003 (including EN ISO 13485:2012) and GMP compliant. Our state of the art environmentally controlled manufacturing facilities offers fully automated production capabilities including:

  • Image of lateral flow assay development and manufacture facilityNon-contact jets for dispensing
    Reduces the chance of cross-contamination during manufacture
  • Reel-to-reel web handling system for reagent spraying
    Precision spraying to aid product accuracy and performance
  • Auto-laminator for assembly of membranes and other components
    Removes human error and aids robust reproducibility
  • Lateral flow device packaging
    Aids product stability owing to desiccated packaging
  • Automated dispensing of buffers
    Ability to dispense multiple batches, quickly and accurately
  • Kit assembly and branded product packaging
    Multi-sector and regulatory experience with established processes


Manufacturing of quantitative lateral flow assays

Manufacturing of quantitative lateral flow assays

Owing to Abingdon Health’s experience, we are able to offer routine manufacturing for both qualitative and quantitative assays.

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

Additional Services

Additional Services

Our assay manufacturing service extends to foil packaging of each individual device as well as final kit assembly. We can also offer guidance on labelling and regulatory considerations.

Transferring manufacture of an existing assay

Transferring manufacture of an existing assay

The requirement to transfer manufacturing of your existing lateral flow assay may be as a result of:

  • Outgrowing your in-house lateral flow manufacturing capacity
  • A need to reduce variability by employing a single manufacturing site
  • A requirement of a second manufacturing partner to aid market entry in a new territory or manage risk
  • Assay development completed by another partner

Regardless of the route, Abingdon Health can undergo a technical transfer program to take the assay through the necessary stages leading to onward routine manufacture in our facility.

In communication with our customer, design specifications, regulatory requirements and the final kit assembly will be reviewed. Abingdon Health will manufacture a pilot batch in order to cross reference performance with design freeze specifications. Following this stage, we will typically manufacture three validation batches on our automated equipment as part of scale-up to routine manufacture.

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 project is different and market goals vary. Learn more about our personalised service to our customers.

To find out more about our personalised lateral flow assay development and lateral flow manufacturing services, please contact one of our colleagues on +44 (0) 1904 406060 or email info@abingdonhealth.com with an outline of your requirements.

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