Viro Perspectives

Learn more on the topic of Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) via our ongoing series of clinical posts by David Kilpatrick, PhD and Abbas Vafai, PhD.

INTRODUCTION: Lateral flow assays (LFAs) are a widely used diagnostic tool for point-of-care diagnostics. LFAs require optimization of the component assembly, sample pad, conjugate pad, nitrocellulose membrane (NCM), and absorbent pad on the plastic backing in preparation for a specific assay. DISCUSSION: Components to be optimized include analytical membranes (typically NCM), conjugate and sample pads, […]

LAMINATION/CUTTING OF LFA STRIPS: LM5000 The LM5000 Clamshell assembles a lateral flow assay comprised of multiple materials onto an adhesive backing. It contains top and bottom vacuum nests to hold strip materials in place and is operated manually. Standard and customized nest inserts are available and are easily interchangeable so that multiple assay designs can […]

DISPENSE PLATFORMS, continued: The XYZ series systems are a powerful production tool for rapid test development and manufacturing with a larger working deck than the smaller XYZ3060 platform. XYZ3210 The XYZ3210 is a flexible XYZ motion/dispense system, with a motored Z-axis and fully programmable motion and dispense parameters. The XYZ3210 is designed for simultaneous dispensing […]