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the hematocrit bias: a very brief introduction

Posted by Neoteryx on Mar 22, 2018 6:54:00 AM

For decades, Dried Blood Spot (DBS) cards have served as a useful alternative to painful venipuncutre, cold chain shipping and storage, and other hassles of wet blood collection. However, they have come with its own problems that have sandbagged its widespread adoption.

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Topics: Capillary Blood Sampling

how to lower the cost of clinical research

Posted by Neoteryx on Mar 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Pharmaceutical companies are always looking for creative ways to work within tight budgets. This leads them to explore new and innovative ways to conduct clinical research while reducing costs. Research has shown that among the top cost drivers during clinical research are:

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Topics: Clinical Research

8 principles of patient-centered care

Posted by Neoteryx on Mar 14, 2018 5:15:00 AM

Patient-centered care (otherwise known as a "patient-centric” approach to medicine, healthcare, and the associated processes and technology) represents a paradigm shift in how patients, providers, and other participants think about the processes of treatment and healing.

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Topics: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Remote / Home Blood Collection

5 things to remember when developing a new assay

Posted by Neoteryx on Mar 8, 2018 5:51:00 AM

Assays are highly diverse. And yet, there are some key aspects of assay development that stay the same across assays. When you're preparing to develop a new assay, here's a quick checklist for the process.

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Topics: Clinical Research

overcoming hematocrit accuracy issues: VAMS vs. DBS

Posted by Neoteryx on Mar 6, 2018 1:32:52 PM

Overcoming the hematocrit (HCT) effect has for years been a major challenge to widespread adoption of dried blood spot (DBS) sampling technology. Is there a way to overcome the hematocrit bias and get results on par with those generated from wet blood?

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Topics: Dried Blood Spot Sampling

pediatrics: toward a better patient experience

Posted by Neoteryx on Feb 28, 2018 5:03:00 AM

Children do not experience pain in quite the same way that adults do. They have an intense emotional reaction to most unpleasant sensory input. They don't like it, and they are very much afraid of it. Since they do not understand, and do not want to understand why they should go through a painful experience, they fight it. They kick. They scream. The episode is nerve wracking and upsetting for everyone.

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Topics: Clinical Research, Remote / Home Blood Collection