Lateral flow assays with time delayed components

Patent No. 9,068,981

Issued: June 30, 2015
Filed: September 19, 2012
Term Extension: 255 days

Inventors: Babu; Uma Mahesh (Bradenton, FL), VanDine; Robert W. (Montoursville, PA), Sambursky; Robert P. (Bradenton, FL)
Assignee: Rapid Pathogen Screening, Inc. (Sarasota, FL)


A lateral flow device may include one or more enhancement elements, where the enhancement elements bind to the analyte sandwich to increase a detection signal in the test zone. In preferred embodiments, some or all of the enhancement elements are encapsulated.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/536,740, filed Sep. 20, 2011, entitled "LATERAL FLOW ASSAYS WITH TIME DELAYED COMPONENTS".

This is a continuation-in-part application of co-pending application Ser. No. 12/958,454, filed Dec. 2, 2010, entitled "MULTIPLANAR LATERAL FLOW ASSAY WITH SAMPLE COMPRESSOR", which claimed one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/266,641, filed Dec. 4, 2009, entitled "LATERAL FLOW NUCLEIC ACID DETECTOR", Provisional Application No. 61/331,966, filed May 6, 2010, entitled "MULTIPLANAR LATERAL FLOW ASSAY WITH SAMPLE COMPRESSOR", Provisional Application No. 61/352,093, filed Jun. 7, 2010, entitled "LATERAL FLOW ASSAYS", and Provisional Application No. 61/392,981, filed Oct. 14, 2010, entitled "MULTIPLANAR LATERAL FLOW ASSAY WITH SAMPLE COMPRESSOR".

The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of the United States provisional applications is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.


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