Leading the Way in Lateral Flow

Contract development of lateral flow immunoassays is at the core of all that we do at DCN. Our cross-functional team of scientists and engineers can develop and integrate all aspects of the lateral flow assay system, including test strips, cassettes, sample handling devices, and reader systems. We will assist you in the development of your entire lateral flow test from concept to commercialization.

Services & Products

For Lateral Flow Developers & Manufacturers

Rapid Test Development
DCN’s rapid test development services range from short feasibility studies up to full scale development and manufacturing.


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Industrial Design & Engineering
The engineers at DCN can design user-friendly sample collection devices and custom cartridges for your rapid diagnostic test.


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DCN Education Labs
DCN can help you become a lateral flow expert during our custom, hands-on education and training course.


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Strategic & Technical Consulting
DCN offers consulting support at any stage of rapid test development.


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Manufacturing Transfer & Support
DCN simplifies the manufacturing transfer by customizing our approach to fit your needs.


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Implement our expertise in your own development program by making a selection from our catalog of products.


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“Successful development of an IVD product requires experience and expertise. Lateral flow assays are no different. DCN showed us that they have both the experience and expertise to assist with the transition from ELISA to lateral flow.”

James V. SniderPh.D., President, Critical Diagnostics, San Diego, CA

“The experience, expertise, and expert network of DCN has allowed FABPulous to transform a novel technology concept into a simple, easy, and intuitive-to-use product, where truly “Form Follows Function.”

Diederik EngbersenCEO, FABPulous, Maastricht, Netherlands

“DCN was a tremendous resource for our assay development needs. [Their team leader] is one of the foremost experts in the field, and his knowledge and expertise contributed to the successful development of our patented flow-based detection system, Veriflow™.”

Nicholas A. SicilianoCEO, Invisible Sentinel, Inc., MA, USA

Articles, News & Events

Beyond Pregnancy Tests: Current Applications of Point of Care Diagnostic Testing

Beyond Pregnancy Tests: Current Applications of Point of Care Diagnostic Testing

The lateral flow assay (LFA) is the right solution for many immunoassay applications not appropriate for a central laboratory.
LFAs have advanced from their earlier versions both in terms of detection limits and areas of application. Here, we trace the history of LFAs and provide four examples of their modern applications.

Seven Reasons Why You Should Consider Lateral Flow Technology for Your Next Rapid Test Development Project

Seven Reasons Why You Should Consider Lateral Flow Technology for Your Next Rapid Test Development Project

When you think of modern, user-centric diagnostic technology with high accuracy for tough challenges, you don’t automatically think “lateral flow”. The industry has not done a great job of making you aware of what the technology can do. In this article, DCN Dx discusses how the technology has moved on from what it was 30 years ago.

DCN Charitable Fund Donations 2017

DCN Charitable Fund Donations 2017

As you may know, the core of our mission at DCN is to deliver positive outcomes for our clients and for our broader community. Thanks to your support, this year we have been able to expand our list of charitable contributions to include a variety of organizations.

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