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Harpera (IUO)

The Harpera™ tool is under development as a skin microsampling solution with microbiopsy technology to enable minimally invasive collection of skin cells for convenient, scar-free biopsy procedures. This tool is currently supplied for investigational use only (IUO).

Is your organization interested in exploring Harpera? Contact us for more information: info@neoteryx.com


minimally invasive + scarless + convenient = Harpera

The Harpera™ tool is being developed to offer a minimally invasive, suture-free option for scarless skin microbiopsy. The Harpera is intended to facilitate easier skin microsampling & a portable approach to longitudinal monitoring in studies of skin cancers, skin diseases and conditions.
Harpera tool individually wrapped

Designed for Easy Portability

The small size and portability of the Harpera™ tool make it a user-friendly departure from conventional skin biopsy instruments and more invasive procedures that may require stitches.

The Harpera™ tool is sterilized via gamma irradiation & arrives individually wrapped. 

check-mark-png Rapidly collects a skin sample
check-mark-png Designed as a one-time use tool
check-mark-png Sampling from a variety of cohorts
check-mark-png Ship the sampled tool to the lab

Harpera tool used on an elderly persons hand to take a micro skin sample

Developed for Easy Sampling

Healthcare professionals will appreciate the quick skin microsampling or "microbiopsy" experience offered with the Harpera™ tool.

Early testers reported more comfort and ease for subjects during biopsies with Harpera, as well as faster healing time after sampling.

check-mark-png Small puncture site (0.21mm wide)
check-mark-png Minimal penetration (0.4mm)
check-mark-png No need for local anesthesia/sutures
check-mark-png Scar-free wound closure in 1-2 days

Harpera tool used on the side of the face to take a micro skin sample

Destined for Easier Biopsies

The Harpera™ tool offers many potential benefits for researchers & dermatology experts. It is suited for sampling in sensitive areas, such as the face.
The Harpera is intended to enable remote skin biopsy collection for easy assessment of skin types & different skin conditions.

check-mark-png Enables more frequent sampling
check-mark-png Targets specific areas of lesions
check-mark-png Eases sampling in sensitive areas
check-mark-png Enough cell material for analysis

Harpera™ Microbiopsy Tool | Research Publications 

Explore this collection of journal articles, interviews, and R&D presentations detailing various research studies using the Harpera™ Microbiopsy Tool.


Harpera News & Blogs

Explore blogs that summarize news and study papers from early adopters of the Harpera™ skin microbiopsy tool. 
Search for published research articles on Harpera microbiopsy in our resource library.

Expert Q&A: Harpera used for skin microsampling in leishmaniasis study
Dr. Jovana Sádlová in Ethiopia to study skin disease leishmaniasis

Expert Q&A: Harpera used for skin microsampling in leishmaniasis study

Trajan's Neoteryx microsampling product director, Florian Lapierre, PhD, and colleagues recently interviewed scientists at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, where researchers in the Laboratory of Vector Biol…

Apr 3, 2023 9:00:00 AM 8 min read
Q&A: the origin story of the Harpera microbiopsy tool
Harpera microbiopsy tool

Q&A: the origin story of the Harpera microbiopsy tool

A few years ago, Australian researchers Professor Tarl Prow and Li Lin, PhD, started working with Professor H. Peter Soyer and Dr. Alex Ansaldo at the University of Queensland (UQ) Dermatology Research Centre to develop…

Jan 23, 2023 9:00:00 AM 6 min read
Skin Research Center Opens in UK
Skin Research Centre opening event

Skin Research Center Opens in UK

October 2023 — A news article on the digital magazine site Cosmetics & Toiletries announced that a new skin research center in the United Kingdom will advance skin care technologies and treatments. The new center ho…

October 16,2023 3 min read
Harpera (IUO) microbiopsy tool: publication list

Harpera (IUO) microbiopsy tool: publication list

This blog includes links to all the published journal articles, interviews, presentations, and research and development (R&D) posters that have been written to describe studies conducted with the Harpera™ Microbiops…

Apr 19, 2024 8:55:14 AM 3 min read
a new way to biopsy and analyze skin conditions

a new way to biopsy and analyze skin conditions

The word “biopsy” has always been associated with fear because it calls to mind an image of painful procedures that remove chunks of skin or tissue from the body – a necessary step to screen us for cancer or other dread…

Jul 10, 2023 9:00:00 AM 8 min read
Trajan Licenses Technology to Develop Microbiopsy Device
Microbiopsy Device from Trajan

Trajan Licenses Technology to Develop Microbiopsy Device

April 2022 — Trajan Scientific and Medical, (Trajan, ASX:TRJ) partnered with researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ) to develop a portable skin microbiopsy device that takes tissue samples smaller than 0.5mm in…

April 19,2022 4 min read

Harpera's future depends on you!

We seek researchers to try out our microbiopsy tool. 

This skin microsampling tool for microbiopsy is designed to collect only the minimal amount of cells required for analytical testing. The aim is to improve the biopsy experience and ensure high-quality results. Please contact us to schedule a consultation about applying the Harpera™ tool.

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