new comfort and convenience for clinical trials
The drug development process can be simpler. Recruitment, retention, and adherence / compliance can be improved. Significant points of friction can be removed. Powerful changes can be as simple as the way blood samples are taken.
“The nurses taking the blood samples preferred this method over the DBS method. Mitra doesn't need a ‘drying period,’ because the packaging is designed to not touch anything. Therefore, the Mitra stick can be put away immediately.” – Jennifer Keiser, PhD, Swiss TPH
This is part of the promise of blood microsampling, as delivered by Neoteryx through Volumetric Absorptive Microsamping (VAMS™) technology, in the form of the simple Mitra® blood collection device. This new system widens and deepens clinical trial recruitment pools because it dramatically improves the patient experience, especially for vulnerable populations including children, the elderly, and those in low-resourced regions.
How does it work? Participants can collect small, precise samples of blood (or another biological fluid) at home, or anywhere, with minimal training, and easily ship them to the lab. It's less stressful and painful than venipuncture. It's the most convenient small-volume blood collection method around. It's so easy, it's absurdly simple.
“When I see how much easier it makes things for patients, when they can self-test and take agency in the process, it really hits home." – Dr. Jon Jin Kim, Nottingham University Hospital
Pharma companies can bring new drugs to market in less time. This work is essential. Clinical trials matter. Microsampling makes them a little easier for patients and participants, which can make an enormous difference for scientists and researchers, for leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, and for all of humanity.
“With VAMS, we could just communicate that they don't need to come out of their homes. We send the kits via regular mail and instruct them to sample themselves.” – Dr. Christophe Stove, PhD, Ghent University
Small samples can make a big difference in pharma and clinical trials, through the process of drug development and throughout the world.
92% of clinical trial participants surveyed prefer at-home fingerstick blood collection.
Contact a Microsampling Specialist today to take your next step toward smarter, more patient-centered clinical trials.
Topics: Clinical Trials