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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
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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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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

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When beginning any assay development program, you must consider a number of factors before you are on the road to a finished product. Between reagent selections, regulatory requirements, controls, sample collection, cassette design, and end user requirements, details can slip through the cracks. Even the smallest missed detail can halt progress and delay your development timeline.

DCN Diagnostics to Distribute nanoComposix Gold NanoShell Particles

DCN Diagnostics to Distribute nanoComposix Gold NanoShell Particles

DCN Dx, a Carlsbad, California-based developer and manufacturer of rapid point-of-care diagnostic tests, today entered into a distribution agreement with nanoComposix, a San Diego, California-based manufacturer of precisely engineered and highly characterized nanoparticles.

Polyclonal Antibody or Monoclonal Antibody Selection for Lateral Flow Rapid Tests

Polyclonal Antibody or Monoclonal Antibody Selection for Lateral Flow Rapid Tests

Should you select monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies for your lateral flow rapid test? Some readers are probably wondering why polyclonal antibodies are not a thing of the past, like manual transmissions on cars and telephone landlines. However, the older models still have many advantages. This blog explores these advantages in the context of lateral flow assays.

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