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Sona's unique gold nanorods will power the next generation of lateral flow diagnostics

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Lateral Flow Diagnostic Applications

Food & Beverage

Medical Diagnostics

Environmental Testing

Consumer Heath & Pharmaceuticals

Drugs of Abuse




Lateral flow tests powered by Sona’s unique gold nanorods can give results within minutes.

Sona’s multi-coloured gold nanorods allow for multiple test lines per unit, with easy-to-read results  from one small sample. 

Advantages of Sona's Nanorod Technology

• Allows one test to detect multiple conditions

• Allows one test to maximize use from a small sample

• Allows one test to detect multiple analyses for specific conditions

• Individual, distinct colours for quantification measurement

• Generates amplified visual signals for simpler interpretation

• Generates increased sensitivity, specificity & time to results

• Sona nanorods have a longer shelf life and resistance to hot temperatures than current technology

• Non toxic - CTAB free

Comprehensive suite of products and services for multiple applications

• Gold nanorods
• Custom conjugation
• Lateral flow test development
• Lateral flow test production

• Point of care diagnostics
• Drug delivery
• Photothermal therapy
• Cell imaging

What industry has to say about our unique gold nanorods

   “I am very optimistic about the future of Sona; the gold nanorods they make are very versatile, with huge application potential in various fields.”

Dr Shine Xu Zhang

Industrial research chair in  applied nanotechnology 

 Cape Breton University

  “Gold nanorods that have been synthesized and stabilized without CTAB are obviously a safer alternative. The fact that such a particle is commercially available today is astonishing. This could be a very important step forward for a number of promising clinical methods.”

Dr Catherine J. Murphy

Gold nanorod pioneer, professor of chemistry, Department of Chemistry

University of Illinois

   “Hydrosense and Sona are the perfect fit; with our innovative and reliable solutions and Sona’s unique gold nanorods, I am certain we can develop something special together.” 

Dr Richard Campbell

Technical director of Hydrosense, a Scotland-based rapid water testing company

Upcoming events

Meet members of Team Sona and learn more about our technology, products and services at these upcoming events:

• Lateral Flow Workshop, 14-16 May 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands

• TechConnect World 2019, 17-19 June 2019, Boston, MA, USA

• AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, 4-8 August 2019, Anaheim, CA, USA

• Advanced Lateral Flow Course, 22-24 October 2019, San Diego, CA, USA

To arrange a meeting or learn more, get in touch.

Latest News

Sona Nanotech Inc. Announces Collaboration with University of Birmingham

Halifax, Nova Scotia–(Newsfile Corp. – May 9, 2019) – Sona Nanotech Inc.’s (CSE: SONA) mission to advance medical diagnostics took a step forward today with the announcement of a collaboration with the University of Birmingham in the UK to develop next generation nanorods for tissue imaging. The goal of the project, which is being led by Zoe Pikramenou, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Photophysics at the University of Birmingham, is to investigate whether gold nanorods can eventually be used to target cancer cells in the human body. The first step will be the creation of luminescent nanorods by functionalising gold

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Latest Blog Post

Sona at the Lateral Flow Workshop 2019

Next week some of the biggest names in lateral flow will gather for one of the highlights of the industry’s calendar – the BioDot Lateral Flow Workshop 2019 in Amsterdam. This three-day event is not only a forum for developers to showcase the latest innovations and to discuss the latest trends, it also offers delegates a unique opportunity to learn the basics of lateral flow in a hands-on way. For as well as the usual talks from industry experts on aspects like reagents, materials, equipment and the latest advances in quantification, delegates will also get to produce their own lateral

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