microsampling in precision medicine: the revolution will be quantified
by Neoteryx | 1 min read
In recent years, larger currents in precision medicine have influenced some interesting trends in the development of devices and facilities for bioanalytical procedures. One important aspect of this is the rise of microsampling, which has spurred such developments as remote and home blood collection. (Microsampling procedures do not require patients to travel to clinics for blood sampling.)
Remote blood collection is helping to drive the progress of precision medicine.
Regular blood collection and monitoring is necessary for the management of some diseases such as heart disease or diabetes. Differences in symptoms may be influenced by variables such patients’ genes or their environments. For more effective treatment, the medical practitioners need to understand these differences. Here are a few of the many reasons why this procedure is believed to make great changes in the future of healthcare.
The rise of precision medicine may lead to a long-term reduction in the costs of many treatments. As medicine gets smarter, money will be spent more deliberately. New procedures will do away with much trial and error and instead focus on effective and efficient results. Expect investing interest may increase with biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies.
Precision medicine is also expected to improve the health conditions of patients and extend life expectancy. This is as a result of more effective treatment of chronic diseases. Doctors can track the history of the patients’ condition to determine their genetic makeup and their behaviors such as alcoholism and smoking. This data can be used to determine the best treatment procedures for particular patients.
Microsampling: A Missing Piece?
Precision medicine is the future of healthcare. However, it cannot be as effective without microsampling in play. Precise treatment regimens require constant blood draws from a patient. The best way to do this is by using microsampling, without putting the patient’s comfort, safety, and health in jeopardy. In contexts such as therapeutic drug monitoring, the difference is already apparent to see.