SYGNIS AG announces the launch of the Universal Lateral Flow Assay Kit and associated patent filing
October 25th, 2017
Enables fast and easy development of customized sandwich lateral flow assays
Cambridge, UK, 25 October 2017: SYGNIS AG today announced the launch of its Universal Lateral Flow Assay (LFA) kit, the latest addition to its expanding range of lateral flow assay products and services which are being commercialized under the Expedeon brand name. The novel product provides a tool for the easy, quick development of customized sandwich lateral flow assays. This enables researchers to rapidly progress the R&D of their point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tools thereby providing physicians with faster access to POC testing for rapid early detection of disease. The company has filed a patent application to protect its newly developed product and technology.
The global market for lateral flow assays is growing at 16% per annum and projected to be worth USD 8.2 billion by 2022. This growth is driven by the rising demand for point-of-care testing and the high prevalence of infectious diseases worldwide. The launch of the Universal LFA Kit enables researchers to streamline the R&D of their diagnostic tests, enabling rapid development of POC diagnostic tools for entry into this growing market.
The kit utilizes the Company’s world leading patented antibody labeling technologies Lightning-Link® and InnovaCoat® GOLD, and enables customers to create lateral flow assay reagents with only a few minutes of hands-on time, without the need to spray down capture antibodies on the test strip, a labor-intensive process that consumes large amounts of expensive antibody reagent.
The Lightning-Link technology within the Universal LFA kit enables quick and easy labeling of up to three analyte capture antibodies of the customers’ choice whilst InnovaCoat GOLD technology is used for covalent conjugation of up to three detection antibodies to ultra-high quality gold nanoparticles, thereby providing complete flexibility to the customer offering the ability to optimize a personalized lateral flow assay in a few days instead of weeks.
Nick Gee, CTO at SYGNIS, commented: “The launch of the Universal Lateral Flow Assay Kit is a novel addition to Sygnis’ rapidly expanding range of lateral flow assay products and services. This new kit massively simplifies and accelerates assay development in addition to reducing costs, ultimately benefiting anyone that works with lateral flow assays.”
For more information please visit: https://www.expedeon.com/products/applications/lateral-flow-immunoassay/universal-lateral-flow-assay-kit/
About SYGNIS AG: www.sygnis.com
SYGNIS AG develops and commercializes value-added, easy-to-use, reliable products based on its proprietary technologies, offering a wide range of solutions that address key challenges in molecular biology. With the acquisitions of Expedeon Holdings, Ltd. in 2016 and both C.B.S. Scientific Company, Inc. and Expedeon Ltd. in 2017, SYGNIS significantly expanded its product line and now covers the entire molecular biology workflow, including genomics, proteomics and tools as well as cutting-edge bioconjugation technologies and services. SYGNIS’ products are sold through a direct sales force and several distribution partners in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. The SYGNIS Group has offices in Germany, Spain and the UK; production sites in the UK and the U.S. and sales offices in Asia. The Company is listed on the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Ticker: LIO1; ISIN: DE000A1RFM03).
Expedeon (Innova) is a member of the SYGNIS group of companies, which also includes Expedeon and CBS Scientific, with a product portfolio covering the entire workflow of molecular biology.
Innova is a world leading expert in easy-to-use, cutting-edge high quality bioconjugation technologies, products and services, supporting scientists from academia through to commercial manufacturing. Products and services are based on its antibody and protein labeling, oligonucleotide labeling, particle and phosphate detection enzyme assay technologies, and include the Lightning-Link®, InnovaCoat® and Thunder-Link® brands.