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We produce high-quality gold nanorod products for diagnostic tests & medical treatment applications

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 Health & 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

Praise for Sona's technology from businesses and academics

   “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

“Sona’s unique gold nanotechnology is very impressive and has the potential to transform lateral flow. We are proud to partner with such an innovative company and we know that together Sona and Bond can achieve great things.”

Phil Groom

Commercial Director, Bond Digital Health

Upcoming events

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

• 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 Awarded $4.1 Million from NGen for Rapid Development and Launch of COVID-19 Antigen Test

March 31, 2020 – Halifax, Canada – Sona Nanotech Inc. (CSE: SONA), (OTC Pink: SNANF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $4.1 million grant from NGen, Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, to develop and commercialize its Covid-19 rapid-response antigen test.  This non-repayable grant will be used to accelerate the development of a prototype and scale manufacturing capabilities with a view to deploying this Covid-19 virus-detecting, point-of-care test with Canadian medical authorities as soon as possible. The Supercluster funding is pursuant to a $50 million initiative led by NGen and announced by Prime Minister Trudeau today. The

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Latest Blog Post


The lateral flow market in 2020

The worldwide lateral flow market is large, and growing rapidly, with more than 2 billion tests produced every year. Worth an estimated $6 billion (US) in 2018, the market is projected to reach $8.7 billion (US) in 2023. In this blog Sona CEO Darren Rowles takes a look at the market and what 2020 might bring.   What is the current state of the market and how might this change in 2020?   Whichever market segment you look at, for example human health, animal health or agriculture, lateral flow is an in-demand technology. Professionals working in these sectors want quick

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