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A year at Sona Nanotech

By Anindita Gupta This week I completed my first year with Sona as the company’s first business development manager, and I must say it has been an excellent and exciting journey. Team Sona is one of the most inspiring teams

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Making connections across continents

Team Sona has been on the road this month, taking part in a key lateral flow event in Europe and meeting new and existing customers on the west coast of the USA. In Europe, Sona was in Amsterdam, Netherlands between

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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

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Sona employee named on cancer research paper

Sona’s business development manager Anindita Gupta is now a named author on a scientific research paper. During her Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware, as part of her Master’s thesis work, Anu studied the role of retinoic

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Sona’s new laboratory and how it will impact us

By Kulbir Singh This month, Sona’s dream of having its own independent laboratory facility was finally realized. Until now we had operated out of laboratory space at the University of St. Francis Xavier in Antigonish, where the company was founded

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Making connections at MEDICA

I’ve had a whirlwind first month since joining Team Sona. It started with a trip to Canada to visit the head office in Halifax, Nova Scotia where I was able to meet the whole team and see the new labs taking

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Entering the golden era of lateral flow diagnostics

Recently, Sona CEO Darren Rowles spoke to Michele Wilson, PhD, Science Writer for Technology Networks, about our unique gold nanorods and how they will power the next generation of lateral flow tests. What are gold nanorods, and what properties make them

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Showcasing Sona in San Diego, part 2

 Last month Sona Nanotech attended the Advanced Lateral Flow Course (ALFC) 2018 in San Diego, California, where we were given a valuable opportunity to showcase our products and services to the lateral flow sector. The three-day seminar, which was hosted

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Eight things we learned about lateral flow at ALFC 2018

This week Team Sona attended the Advanced Lateral Flow Course in San Diego, hosted by DCN Diagnostics and Qiagen. The three-day event was attended by more than 200 delegates from across the world, including lateral flow test developers, associated businesses

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Showcasing Sona in San Diego, part 1

Next week Team Sona will be travelling to San Diego, California to attend the Advanced Lateral Flow Course(ALFC) 2018. This three-day seminar, hosted by DCN Diagnosticsand Qiagen, is a key event in the rapid diagnostic testing market. Aimed at developers

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Guest Blog: Gold & Medicine in 2018

Gold is a truly fascinating element. Forged during the universe’s most violent moments, serendipity delivered our planet a sprinkling of the metal which has gone on to alter the course of history in many ways; wars, cities, and technology have

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Meet the board: Questions and Answers with Dr. Shine

Dr. Shine Xu Zhang (known as Dr. Shine) is industrial research chair in applied nanotechnology at Cape Breton University. A chemist with extensive experience in immunoassay and cancer research, he is an expert in nanotechnology and lateral flow assays. Dr. Shine

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Showcasing Sona at the AACC

Earlier this month I attended the 70th annual conference of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) in Chicago on behalf of Sona Nanotech. With more than 200 new product introductions and more than 200 scientific and educational sessions, the AACC

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Learning about gold in the city of lights

On July 15th – 18th I attended the Gold 2018 Conference in Paris, France. You couldn’t have asked for a more inspiring location for a conference; on the campus of the Sorbonne Université, located along the River Seine and close

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