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Customisable OEM Reader solution for lateral flow rapid testing

For companies interested in combining a lateral flow immunoassay with a customised reader, Abingdon Health offers lateral flow reader OEM solutions.

Both the desktop and hand-held lateral flow assay reader technology on offer has been designed to give users the most appropriate features required for the analysis of complex lateral flow devices.

Both reader technologies have the ability to read multiple test lines (plus control line) on one or more test strip cartridges. Thus, offering a time-saving and cost-effective solution to quantitative lateral flow assay development.

Clients can also choose from a range of customisation options in order to provide the most suitable design, workflow and software set-up for their assay.

Whether there is a requirement for a reader to read single or multiplexed assays. An intuitive user interface combined with state-of-the-art technology ensures a simple step-by-step operating and reading process that requires minimal training.

Desktop and hand-held reader technology

Lateral flow reader technology

Desktop reader

By utilising CE marked and FDA registered reader technology from ADxLR5®, we can offer a desk-top lateral flow reader option.

To learn more about ADxLR5® please visit our desktop lateral flow reader page.

Hand-held reader

Our held lateral reader is possible by utilising CE marked reader technology from Skannex.

To learn more about this reader technology please visit our hand-held lateral flow assay reader page.

Reader customisation options

Lateral flow reader customisation options

To ensure maximum flexibility our diagnostic reader technology can be customised to include all or some of the following features.

  • Calibration curves set specific to requirements
  • Customised reading times set by a timer
  • Bespoke reading parameters and results
  • Ability to read multiple test lines
  • Adapt the drawer mechanism for different style lateral flow cassettes and strips
  • Fully customisable for fluorescence or colorimetric (latex, gold and carbon) tests
  • Bespoke user workflow
  • Data transfer via Wi-Fi, USB or Ethernet
  • Inbuilt user guide
  • Multiple languages

Reader accessories

A customised reader can include the following accessories

  • Barcode scanner to allow full traceability
  • USB Thermal Printer to allow printing of results

Customisation process

Lateral flow reader OEM process

It is important the customisation of the lateral flow assay reader complements your assay. Therefore, Abingdon Health’s reader and assay development teams work closely with our clients to outline the necessary requirements concerning assay format, quantification, connectivity, user workflow, functionality, reading parameters and any regulatory requirements.

In addition, from these discussions, a lateral flow assay reader customisation project plan will be formulated. The project plan will set objectives and timelines for taking reader customisation through feasibility, optimisation and validation. Thus, ensuring assay compatibility and market suitability.

Lateral flow reader OEM is carried out alongside lateral flow assay development. Our assay development and reader teams work closely to ensure the finished product delivers both the required assay specification and a state-of-the-art complementary lateral flow reader.

To receive more information about our lateral flow reader OEM solutions please contact us on +44(0) 1904 406080 or If you would like a quotation for our service please visit our quotations page.