The Future of Animal Blood Sampling 

Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling (VAMS) technology brings new convenience and accuracy to specimen collection from livestock and companion animals. When implementing a microsampling workflow, vet diagnostic organizations can embrace a simple, accurate, quantitative method, while improving the sampling experience for both animals and humans. 

Take samples ready to securely ship - anywhere, anytime, by anyone - and easily track samples with native bar codes. Yield NGS-grade RNA/DNA from as little as 10 μl of fluid - ideal for breed identification / determination. 

  • Offer quantitative testing for more accurate and useful results
  • Sample remotely (or at home) with minimal training
  • Cut costs and simplify workflow
  • Bring new ease and convenience to high-volume sampling in a variety of use cases
The making of the Mitra microsampler next generation capillary blood collection device

Applications include: 

 Breed Determination

Zoonotic Testing

Nutritional Deficiencies

Medication Adherence

Clinical Trials

Heartworm Antigen Testing



Blood Sampling Livestock 

Passive surveillance for regulatory compliance requires the collection of millions of blood samples yearly.  Disease screening livestock and poultry is vital to stopping animal diseases before their devastating effects can take hold. 

Investment in efficient and simplified sampling methods like microsampling will provide for the long-term health of the business.

  • Improve convenience compared to existing card and tail stick methods
  • Cost-effective solution that can dramatically simplify the sampling process
  • Maintain regulatory compliance for animal health and well-being

Blood Sampling Companion Pets

As pet ownership continues to rise, including in more remote areas of the world, the medical needs of companion animals have spurred technological innovation. Microsampling technology makes specimen collection from companion animals easier than ever before. 

With basic training, pet parents can conveniently and quickly take at-home samples with minimal distress to pets

  • Cut costs and inconvenience associated with vet visits 
  • Give owners more authority over their pets' comfort and health
  • Collect smaller-volume samples from smaller animals