Why watch this on-demand webinar
In this webinar, engineers working on lateral flow assay (LFA) tests for in-vitro diagnostics can learn how the materials used in sample collection impact diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of the assay. Although each assay is unique, the principals of lateral flow remain the same across devices, requiring the use of a sample, conjugate, membrane, and absorbent pad to filter, transfer, and capture the biomarker of the sample contaminates for accurate diagnosis. Unreliable diagnosis due to poor design and material choice can have devastating consequences for the consumer and the device’s overall brand image. Glass fiber has traditionally been a popular porous material of choice, however, there have been concerns in its lack of robustness and adaptability to reel-to-reel production systems. Many of the challenges surrounding testing accuracy – including absorption rate and uniformity, wicking speed, how the material fits within the device, and manufacturing ease among others – can be solved using innovative porous polymer materials that are strategically designed to fit the device as well as its applicational requirements.
When you attend this webinar, you will:
- Understand the science behind lateral flow assays
- Explore various material options, their capabilities, and how they affect diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of the assay
- Understand the impact of pore size and pore volume on fluid management capabilities
- Discover the key material questions to ask when designing your LFA diagnostic device
Product Specialist Engineer – Diagnostics
Kristen Stuzynski works as a Product Specialist Engineer at Porex, focused on lateral flow applications and current R&D developments. Kristen earned her Mechanical Engineering degree from Northwestern University, along with a Certificate in User-Centered Design. At Porex, she combines these two disciplines to help customers achieve their design requirements with consideration for end users. Kristen is passionate about supporting customers in pushing the boundaries of diagnostics.
Senior Global Product Manager – Diagnostics
Krista Fridley Ewing, PhD, currently serves as a Senior Global Product Manager – Diagnostics at Porex. Krista earned her undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and graduated (MSE, PhD) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed post-doctoral research at Georgia Tech and worked in several genetics labs before joining Porex in 2017. At Porex, her background in academic and clinical laboratories helps guide our customers in developing assays for diagnostic use.
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