Why digitally connected assays are the heartbeat of innovation in lateral flow

Why digitally connected assays are the heartbeat of innovation in lateral flow

“Why do you need connectivity? Plugging a test or a device into a laptop might have been the way five years ago, but now consumers are increasingly demanding wireless technology. Consumer demand means the industry has to deliver. Every test we deal with has an algorithm involved, or machine learning, or AI. If you are doing that, you need to put it somewhere – either in the app or the cloud. But if you are to implement and utilise machine learning, you need connectivity. It’s unavoidable - the industry is demanding it. I think we will look back in five years’ time and wonder how we ever managed by writing things down and plugging things in.”

Team Bond at the Lateral Flow Workshop 2019

Most people are familiar with lateral flow diagnostics as the home pregnancy test which is one of the most widely used lateral flow tests in the world. The technology behind lateral flow is low-cost, simple, rapid and portable, making it widely applicable across multiple sectors like biomedicine, agriculture, food and environmental sciences. At this annual event, there will be talks from industry experts on aspects like new technology developments, materials, equipment and the latest advances in digital connectivity and digital technology.

Expanding Bond's core team after new funding

Expanding Bond's core team after new funding

Russell Hicks has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Cardiff University and was previously chief technology officer at a mobile app development agency. He has more than a decade of experience in web technology and mobile application development, with a special interest in Android app development, and is passionate about code quality and developing robust and secure digital solutions.