Presenting at a recent ‘Lateral Flow Test Development Workshop’ hosted by BBI Solutions, Merck and Kinematic Automation, Chris Walkinshaw showcased a variety of ‘Real Life Lateral Flow Case Studies.’ We caught up with Chris for him to share some insight into his experience, development advice and predictions for the future.
Taking place on the 28th July every year, World Hepatitis Day strives to raise awareness of viral hepatitis one of the leading causes of death globally. An estimated 325 million people were living with chronic hepatitis infections (HBV or HCV) worldwide in 2015 and this global epidemic accounted for 1.34 million deaths that same year. Currently, 90% of people living with hepatitis B and 80% living with hepatitis C are not aware of their status.
Last month we brought to you the first in a series of webinars "The Ultimate Guide to Lateral Flow." The event was a great success with attendees from all over the world logging on to hear about lateral flow and considerations when embarking on a development project. Darren Rowles, BBI's Product Manager for Lateral Flow and Gold Nanoparticles, hosted the session and was joined by Karen Whiting the Global Head of New Product Development whose team were responsible for developing Morffi: Signal Enhancement technology. A live Q&A session unearthed some interesting questions, so we thought we’d summarise them for you.
Jonathan is the newly appointed Business Development Manager for the lateral flow services team for BBI Solutions
International Standards and International Reference Preparations are available for most tumour markers measured by immunoassay, which improve the accuracy and comparability of assay results. If the benefits of standardisation are clear, should we not be striving to provide standards for all tumour markers?
Here at BBI we’re always interested in learning about the latest solutions and technologies for lateral flow, so we were keen to share this paper: Au@Ag SERRS tags coupled to a lateral flow immunoassay for the sensitive detection of pneumolysin1. The paper explores using Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering (SERRS) for the rapid detection of infectious diseases.
Jenny Hood retired teacher aged 73, defines the expression of a ‘Good Samaritan’. Throughout her life she has given her time to helping others, whether it is teaching children to express themselves through drama, being a founder of a local mental health drop-in centre and charity or nursing her father and husband through cancer. But just 10 months ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer herself.
The 21st and 22nd September marked an exciting time for BBI Solutions, as one of our scientists and New Product Development Leader, Morgan West was invited as guest speaker to the Lateral Flow Test Development Seminar: A Hands on experience in Seattle, WA.
At the age of 32, Rhys Hinton suffered a Cardiac Arrest. If it wasn’t for his wife who carried out CPR until the ambulance arrived that day, Rhys probably wouldn’t be here to tell us his story.