Innovative Applications of Lateral Flow Assays



Lateral flow devices are most well-known for their role in facilitating the easy-to-use human pregnancy test, which has been around since the 1980s.

However, lateral flow devices have so much more to offer!

Appealing for their simple construction, portability and relatively low cost, the lateral flow device has found its place across diverse applications, including:

  • Helping cystic fibrosis patients breathe more easily
  • Detecting toxins in food
  • Identifying plant pathogens in Africa