Application Note: Increased sensitivity of lateral flow assays using gold nanoshells
19 November 2021
The lateral flow immunoassay is a self-contained, portable diagnostic device that is easy to use, fast and inexpensive. The lateral flow test devices can be stored at ambient temperature, have a long shelf life, and provide diagnostic results without sample processing or additional equipment, making this format ideal for point-of-care and field-based diagnostics.
nanoComposix has developed a gold nanoshell that typically results in 6 to 20 times greater sensitivity in lateral flow assays compared to 40 nm diameter gold colloid. Download this white paper below to find out how they achieved these results, and how gold nanoshells can make all the difference.