Kimberly-Clark has developed a diagnostic technology capable of quantifying lateral flow test strips. Advantages of this system include low sample volume requirements flexibility for multiple analyte detection, and wide quantifiable dynamic range. Unlike other systems, this technology requires no additional parts or cumbersome sample processing, making it ideal for point-of-care or at-home testing applications. With the consumer in mind, the estimated bill of materials is less than five U.S. dollars.
The K-C quantitative platform has been validated with high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). This gold-based immunological test is quantifiable over the entire standard measurement range of 0-10mg/L. It contains a unique fully integrated pre-analytic system capable of acquiring, processing, and metering a tiny volume of whole blood with a simple push of a button. The entire test takes only ten minutes to complete and has been validated pre-clinically against standard laboratory methods.
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