AgriStrip - the rapid one-step assay for the detection of plant pathogens
The AgriStrip is intended to confirm the presence of a specific pathogen on-site in suspicious plant samples within minutes.
Test principle: the AgriStrip is based on lateral flow immunochromatography using specific antibodies. Once the strip is dipped with the «sample» side into the sample extract, the liquid migrates upwards
and initiates the antigen-antibody reaction which results in visible lines. Both test and control lines become visible with positive extracts, whereas negative samples produce the upper control line only. Lines start
developing after 1-2 minutes and reach maximum intensity after 10-15 minutes. Dried test strips can be kept as permanent records.