The DCNovations (powered by nanoComposix) 150nm nanoshells have many of the same characteristics as the nanospheres. What makes these particles stand out is their silica core. Generally, 150nm colloidal gold is not used in lateral flow because the particles are too heavy to flow properly. The DCNovations 150nm nanoshells are synthesized with a silica core, which makes them significantly less dense than standard colloidal gold particles of the same size. The resulting label is a very uniform particle with a very dark, controlled surface. The nanoshells are very easy to use and have resulted in 5-20x enhanced sensitivity in lateral flow applications.
Gold Nanoshells (Powered by nanoComposix)
DCN Dx and nanoComposix have teamed up to provide you with another useful tool to use in your development program. The DCNovations (powered by nanoComposix) nanoshells are a great option for someone looking to increase assay sensitivity with a novel colloidal gold detector.