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In the US, use of the Mitra device is limited to research and non-diagnostic applications. In many countries outside the US, the Mitra device can be used as a sample collection device for clinical diagnostic applications, as referenced in some content.

microsampling enables groundbreaking molecular research

by Neoteryx | 1 min read


The Mitra® Microsampler collection device is an upgrade on dried blood spotting (DBS) that gives economical access to participants anytime, anywhere, and consistently collects a fixed volume. It allows researchers to conduct novel studies and publish meaningful research within budget and timelines. 

Publish Groundbreaking Research

Streamline your research! The Mitra device enables specimen collection from a vast population, opens up opportunities for funding, and delivers reliable results with quantitative specimen collection. 

  • Accelerate recruitment with access to larger participant pools
  • Mail samples directly to central lab for analysis – no field processing or freezing required
  • Volumetrically accurate, stable dried blood samples reduce the incidence of reworks 
  • Expand research and funding opportunities into low-resourced regions

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Mitra microsampling delivers on the advantages of filter paper such as economical specimen transportation, but overcomes the issues of sample quality and automation amenability. 

  • As evidenced in journals, dried blood sampling performs similar to gold standard sample types
  • DNA and RNA purified and isolated from Mitra samples is of high quality and used successfully in downstream techniques  
  • We offer research support agreements to extend your budget  - speak to a microsampling specialist
  • Request a device evaluation– your supported every step of the way

Originally published Jul 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM, updated on July 1, 2020


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