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Web Industries’ LFI Center of Excellence Allocates Priority Capacity for COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

March 19, 2020

Web Industries Inc., a precision converter and contract manufacturing organization (CMO), has allocated production capacity at its Holliston, Mass., plant to support developers of COVID-19 lateral flow immunoassay (LFI) diagnostic tests. LFI tests are one type of diagnostic device under research and development as public health leaders seek solutions to efficiently test large numbers of people for COVID-19.

Web’s Lateral Flow Diagnostic Center of Excellence, a 6,500-square-foot facility built specifically for LFI manufacturing, offers the following CMO services:

  • Automated reel-to-reel medical device production
  • In-house biochemistry lab
  • Reagent deposition
  • LFI strip manufacturing
  • Device assembly and packaging

Web Industries’ medical team has devised processes to help LFI device manufacturers expedite the transition from the research lab to large-volume reel-to-reel production of millions of tests. Web has an LFI economic and manufacturing model available to share with device developers, academic researchers and companies responding to U.S. market needs for COVID-19 test kits.

“As the medical community mobilizes in response to ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, rapid diagnostics will play an increasingly crucial role in slowing the spread of the disease,” said Kevin Young, Web Industries vice president of corporate development. “As an independent U.S. manufacturing partner, we’re ready to play our part in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.”

Web Industries’ U.S.-based manufacturing operations are a critical component of its overall value proposition. “Our LFI manufacturing plant is ready to work on a priority basis to be part of the solution,” Young said. “We can help LFI device developers to efficiently scale up production after they discover a viable LFI solution.”

Web Industries is a domestic production source for all its business sectors, which include Medical, Aerospace, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial. To learn more about Web’s medical CMO services and how they can support development and commercialization of COVID-19 diagnostic tests, contact Web online.

As researchers and device makers race to develop new diagnostic tests for COVID-19, Web Industries is prioritizing production capacity for makers of LFI tests at its Lateral Flow Diagnostics Center of Excellence. Photo courtesy of Web Industries Inc.

About Web Industries

A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.

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