Lateral-flow assay developments: research published in the recent scientific literature

Developments in lateral-flow assay technology have been highlighted by its ubiquitous use during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, but its utility covers a much wider spectrum of applications. Here, Pathology in Practice Science Editor Brian Nation compiles a small selection of current research activity in the field.

Lateral flow assays for viruses diagnosis: Up-to-date technology and future prospects

Ince B, Sezgint├╝rk MK. Trends Analyt Chem. 2022 Dec; 157: 116725. doi: 10.1016/j.trac.2022.116725.

Bacteria, viruses and parasites are harmful microorganisms that cause infectious diseases. Early detection of diseases is critical to prevent disease transmission and provide epidemic preparedness, as these can cause widespread deaths and public health crises, particularly in resource-limited countries.

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