Antibody Labeling and Analyte Detection for Lateral Flow Assays

Antibody Labeling and Analyte Detection for Lateral Flow Assays

This article highlights the importance of designing a rapid diagnostic test for its intended purpose. Before going into the lab to develop an assay, one must start at the end and correctly identify the goals and use of the product. Only then can a point of care diagnostic device be designed correctly.

DCN Dx Named Top 10 in In-Vitro Diagnostic Technology

DCN Dx Named Top 10 in In-Vitro Diagnostic Technology

DCN Dx has been recognized by Med Tech Outlook Magazine as a top 10 solution provider for in-vitro diagnostic technology for 2018. Read the exclusive article on Brendan O’Farrell, President & Founding Partner of DCN Dx here!

The Case for User-Centric Assay Design

The Case for User-Centric Assay Design

This article highlights the importance of designing a rapid diagnostic test for its intended purpose. Before going into the lab to develop an assay, one must start at the end and correctly identify the goals and use of the product. Only then can a point of care diagnostic device be designed correctly.

DCN Dx Announces First Rapid Testing Innovation Award

DCN Dx Announces First Rapid Testing Innovation Award

DCN Dx, in collaboration with Qiagen Lake Constance, is pleased to announce the first Rapid Testing Innovation Award, to be presented at the 2018 Advanced Lateral Flow Course in October. This competitive prize includes a cash award of $10,000 and will recognize the best innovation in the field of rapid point-of-care assays or the most novel application for rapid assays during the past year.

The Critical Components of Successful Assay Design

The Critical Components of Successful Assay Design

This article highlights the importance of designing a rapid diagnostic test for its intended purpose. Before going into the lab to develop an assay, one must start at the end and correctly identify the goals and use of the product. Only then can a point of care diagnostic device be designed correctly.

Lateral Flow Rapid Diagnostic Tests: How Does a Lateral Flow Device Work?

Lateral Flow Rapid Diagnostic Tests: How Does a Lateral Flow Device Work?

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.

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.

Part 1: Where Are All the Multiplexed LFI’s?

Part 1: Where Are All the Multiplexed LFI’s?

Multiplexing is a growing area of application development. It brings some very specific thought processes along with it when it comes to designing, developing and commercializing products.

Part 2: Where Are All the Multiplexed LFI’s?

Part 2: Where Are All the Multiplexed LFI’s?

DCN uses SymbolicsTM to create arrays of spots in the lateral flow field using high precision dispensers.

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Why there have been no commercial successes in applying cell phone readers to POC, regulated, LFI based diagnostics? Why is there no industry standard for hardware or software specifications? Isn’t it time for that?

Advanced LFI Technology For Point of Care & Field-Based Applications

Advanced LFI Technology For Point of Care & Field-Based Applications

Dr. Brendan O’Farrell has written a new book chapter on the most recent advances in lateral flow technology and their application in point of care applications.

Jack of all Trades

Jack of all Trades

There are few places one can learn how to develop LFI’s outside of a few industrial sources like DCN. With this technology there is no substitute for experience when it comes to developing a product that can be manufactured and produced to meet specifications in high volume.

Why Do LFI Cassettes Give Problems?

Why Do LFI Cassettes Give Problems?

The cassette is an essential part of the product. It’s the key to functionality, usability, user satisfaction, and branding and value proposition. This component should not be an afterthought.