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In the US, use of the Mitra device with blood is limited to research and non-diagnostic applications. In the US, the device is not for use with saliva samples intended for clinical DNA testing. In many countries outside the US, the Mitra device is approved as a remote blood sample collection device for some clinical 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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