Ahlstrom Lab & LifeScience Business


We are a high-performance materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications and we are known and recognized for providing superior service, reliability and high-quality products for Laboratory, Diagnostics and Bioprocess applications.


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Components for rapid test kits

Components used in rapid test kits for fast detection of medical conditions

Lateral flow assays provide rapid diagnosis for a wide variety of medical conditions. Our ability and experience in the treatment of high-performance material brought a crucial contribution to the development of our solutions for rapid test kits and diagnostic device components.

We offer a wide range of high-quality absorbent filtration media, sample pads, next-generation conjugate pads, and plasma separation media, specifically designed for use in flow-through and lateral flow assays, as well as dipstick devices.

The main fields of application include:

  • Infectious disease screening
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Drug abuse monitoring
  • Animal screening
  • Food and beverage testing
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Specimen Collection Cards

Efficient and convenient screening of infectious diseases, human identification and genetic mapping

Our portfolio offers simple, cost-effective and reliable collection, transportation and storage of biosamples at ambient temperature. Minimal volumes for analysis, less equipment required and basic skills, all features which make our cards ideal to be used in any kind of environment and circumstances.

Main fields of application include:

  • Screening of infectious diseases - thanks to ambient transport through conventional mail, our specimen collection cards improve access to vulnerable patient groups living in non-urban areas and ensure better therapy monitoring. Our cards are widely employed in HIV screening programs in Africa, as an example
  • Newborn screening programs - testing all babies in their first days of life for certain disorders and conditions that can hinder their normal development
  • Human Identification – solutions widely employed in the forensics market for human genetics and DNA identification
  • Biobanking - The use of our specific treated fiber-based solutions offers a novel approach to biosamples storage and represents an ideal resource for large biobanking population studies
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Laboratory filtration

Filter media for environmental control, sample preparation and laboratory applications

We supply a wide range of filtration and separation media to laboratories worldwide, used for laboratory analysis, sample preparation and specialized applications. Our product portfolio for includes solutions for macrofiltration, such as qualitative and quantitative filters, as well as microfiltration, syringe filters and membrane filters for sample preparation and testing purposes.

  • Glass and Quartz Microfiber Filters are employed in various environmental control applications such as water and air monitoring
  • Qualitative and quantitative filter papers employed in sample preparation, laboratory applications and analysis
  • Microfiltration membranes and syringe filters are specifically manufactured according to the highest quality standards and are broadly employed in laboratory microfiltration applications
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BioProcess and Pharma

Industrial BioProcess and Plasma Fractionation

We offer high-quality filtration media for separating particles from fluid in BioProcess manufacturing.

Our selection includes our “P” grades, designed and manufactured with the highest standard in terms of quality and certified to be used for general coarse filtration, fine filtration, and retention of specified particle sizes during the clarification of various biofluids and as a septum to hold filter aids in a plate and frame filter presses or other filtration configurations, to remove low levels of particulate in many biopharma applications.

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Sample preparation, laboratory applications and analysis: discover our solutions

Our materials are used in a large variety of applications and in laboratories, we are known and recognized for providing superior service, reliability, and high-quality products.

We offer a full line of high-quality laboratory filtration products including qualitative and quantitative filter papers, glass and quartz filters, membrane and syringe filters for microfiltration applications and other filters for specialized laboratory analysis and sample preparation.

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HemaSep™ plasma separation card for free amino acid analysis

The study conducted by the independent laboratory Masdiag presents the use of Ahlstrom's plasma separation cards (HemaSep-L) for free amino acid (AA) analysis. The study compares AAs concentrations in the fraction containing red blood cells (RBC) and in plasma obtained using a HemaSep-L separation card with results obtained for plasma fraction obtained by centrifugation. Obtained results were also compared with concentrations established in the dried blood spot (DBS) samples obtained by the classical approach. The comparison was conducted using venous blood.

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GenSwab™: easy and reliable collection of biological samples

GenSwab™ is a product designed for easy collection and long-term preservation of buccal samples to achieve high recovery of DNA and high-quality genetic profiles.

GenSwab™ results from the collaboration between Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Gentueri, two companies with several decades of experience in the design of products and custom kits. Our products allow the preservation of biosamples at ambient temperature, safeguarding their quality over time for downstream processing.

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