Fabrication of a Lateral Flow Assay for Rapid In-Field Detection of COVID-19 Antibodies Using Additive Manufacturing Printing Technolog

Abdulelah A. Alrashoudi, Hamed I. Albalawi, Ali H. Aldoukhi, Manola Moretti, Panayiotis Bilalis, Malak Abedalthagafi, Charlotte Hauser

Article ID: 399
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Abstract


 The development of lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) using three-dimensional (3D) printing and bioprinting technologies can enhance and accelerate the optimization process of the fabrication. Therefore, the main goal of this study is to investigate methods to speed up the developing process of a LFIA as a tool for community screening. To achieve this goal, an in-house developed robotic arm and microfluidic pumps were used to print the proteins during the development of the test. 3D printing technologies were used to design and print the housing unit for the testing strip. The proposed design was made by taking into consideration the environmental impact of this disposable medical device.


Keywords


Lateral flow immunoassay, COVID-19, Diagnostic tools, 3D Printing, Additive manufacturing technologies, Microfluidic pumps

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