Rapid Point Of Care Test Development Workshop


In partnership with Kinematic Automation

Workshop Title: Rapid Point Of Care Test Development Workshop
A Hands-on Multi-Day Experience

Date: April 2-4, 2019

Location: Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis At The Arch
2 South 4th Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63102

Abstract: Join MilliporeSigma and Kinematic Automation in St. Louis, Missouri for our 3-day technical workshop. This course will take you through the development and manufacture of a lateral flow test, incorporating raw materials, research and development considerations plus machinery. Attendees will become familiar with all these aspects further through hands-on practical sessions. Learn about future technologies and market trends from industry leaders and take advantage of great networking opportunities.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Design Considerations for Lateral Flow Test Strips
  • Reagent Chemistries and Labels of Choice for Rapid Point of Care
  • Rapid Point of Care Test Cassette Development Process, Manufacturing and Costs
  • Increasing Sensitivity in Rapid Point of Care Tests
  • Design for Automation
  • Interfering Antibody Blockers
  • Lab Exercise: Construction and Testing of Functional Rapid Point of Care Tests
  • Selecting Pad Materials
  • Adhesives and Converting for Rapid Point of Care Test Devices
  • Use of Dyed and Fluorescent Estapor Microspheres
  • Blocking Agents and Stabilizers for Rapid POC Tests
  • Antibody Selection for POC Testing
  • Troubleshooting Rapid Point of Care Tests

Registration fees and payment:
3-day technical workshop $795 USD.
The fee will be invoiced upon registration.

Hotel Reservations
More information on how to reserve a room at Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch at the group rate will be sent with your registration confirmation email.



For more information, please contact:
Darla Falk

Customer Education and Training  
MilliporeSigma
Phone: 314-236-8702
Email: darla.falk@milliporesigma.com


 Day 1, Tuesday, April 2

Start Presentation Title Presenter
8:30 AM Registration and Check-in Matt Coussens, Ph.D., Darla Falk, MilliporeSigma
9:00 AM Rapid Point of Care Market Overview Shawn Gaskell, MilliporeSigma
9:30 AM Evolution of the RPOC Industry Ian Buchanan, Vista Labs
10:00 AM Veterinary POC Diagnostics Chris Lambillotte, SafePath
10:30 AM Break  
11:00 AM Design Considerations for Test Strips Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
11:45 AM Lunch  
1:00 PM Reagent Chemistries and Labels of Choice for Rapid POC Tests Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
2:00 PM Break  
2:15 PM TBD: Multiplexing, Nucleic Acid Lateral Flow Assays Nathan Butlin, Axxin
2:45 PM Lab Exercise I: Construction of Functional Rapid Point of Care Tests Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
6:30 PM Evening Activity  


 Day 2, Wednesday, April 3

Start Presentation Title Presenter
9:00 AM Benefits of Gold in Lateral Flow Denise Glascock, Arista Biologicals
9:30 AM Design for Automation Dave Carlberg, Kinematic
10:00 AM Finding a Contract Manufacturer Michael Deck, Web Industries
10:30 AM Break  
11:00 AM Interfering antibody blockers Rich Triglia, MilliporeSigma
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Adhesives and Converting for Rapid Point of Care Devices Jennifer Ponti, Lohmann
1:30 PM Selecting Porous Materials Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
2:30 PM Break  
3:00 PM Lab Exercise II: Testing of Functional Rapid Point of Care Tests Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma


 Day 3, Thursday, April 4

Start Presentation Title Presenter
9:00 AM Pitfalls to Avoid in Lateral Flow Cassette
Design and Proven Sample Collection Methods for LFA
Luke Helm, Symbient Product Development
10:00 AM Use of Dyed and Fluorescent Estapor Microspheres Hugues Augier De Cremiers, MilliporeSigma
10:45 AM Break  
11:15 AM Antibody Selection for Rapid POC Tests Rich Triglia, MilliporeSigma
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Estapor Bead Conjugation Workflow and Troubleshooting Katelyn Logan, MilliporeSigma
1:30 PM Troubleshooting Rapid Point of Care Tests Michael Mansfield, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
2:30 PM Surveys and Close-out Matt Coussens, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma
3:00 PM Equipment Review, Product Demo, Table Show MilliporeSigma, Kinematic, Lohmann, Symbient,
SafePath, Arista Biologicals, Vista Labs, Axxin and
Web Industries