As the world’s population anxiously awaits the progression of vaccinations against COVID-19, testing remains an essential factor to prevent the virus spread.
The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the importance of efficient mass screening and rapid diagnosis in determining the status of the spread as well as in setting targeted response strategies for containing the outbreak.
During the pandemic various diagnostics methods have been utilized, of which rapid tests have gained increasing interest.
Rapid antigen tests are ideal for decentralized testing and can deliver rapid and actionable results, ensuring timely identification of people infected with the virus at the community level. They have become key for point-of-care COVID-19 testing due to faster test results (15 minutes), without the need for laboratory infrastructure or expensive equipment.
At Ahlstrom-Munksjö we are committed to support rapid test kits manufacturers with our wide portfolio of products, technical support and service.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö ReliaFlow™: Our components for rapid tests kits
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been developing components for rapid test kits since decades. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been supporting diagnostics companies in their effort to develop efficient COVID-19 screening devices thanks to our ReliaFlow™ range of products.
Specifically designed for use in flow-through and lateral flow assays, our ReliaFlow™ portfolio includes :
- sample pads for blood, saliva and other liquid samples to meet the most demanding requirements
- conjugate release pads range to choose the best solution for different applications, combining high performances and improved processability during manufacture of the kit
- absorbent pads to ensure proper flow
“The rapid spread of COVID-19 in these past months has inevitably led to an increase in the need for healthcare goods including diagnostics and screening tools. We are fully committed to support our customers allowing faster, more accessible and reliable tests” says Laia Guarro, VP Liquid Technologies at Ahlstrom-Munksjö.