Developing, optimizing, and launching a lateral flow assay (LFA) test is never routine or easy. Although the plethora of test strips that popped up during the COVID-19 pandemic might give the illusion these assays are simple, developers know -- or soon learn -- that the development of those streamlined plastic cassettes poses key technical challenges that can delay assay launches.
Lateral flow test strips are complex devices, and designing and making them requires significant knowledge about diverse fields including biochemistry, immunochemistry, membrane engineering, and nanomaterials. Experience suggests an assay team is likely to encounter one or more development challenges for which external expertise might be beneficial.
This white paper from Millipore Sigma offers strategies to address challenges in developing and launching lateral flow assays for companies or researchers wanting to convert an existing IVD to a lateral flow design or to develop a new assay.
Offered Free by: Millipore Sigma
See All Resources from: Millipore Sigma