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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 Dx at SLAS 2018

DCN Dx at SLAS 2018

Members of the DCN Dx team will be walking the exhibit hall. Schedule a time to discuss your lateral flow immunoassay development program at the show or at our facility in Carlsbad.

DCN Dx, Inc. appoints John L. Tonkinson, Ph.D. as Chief Business Development Officer

DCN Dx, Inc. appoints John L. Tonkinson, Ph.D. as Chief Business Development Officer

DCN Dx, Inc., a leading developer of rapid point-of-care diagnostic tests, announced today that John L. Tonkinson, Ph.D. has joined the company in the newly created role of Chief Business...

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.

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?

DCN Goes Viral!

DCN Goes Viral!

Watch our promo video and stay up to date on lateral flow news by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

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.

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.

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.

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.