process improvement in clinical trials: how smaller samples make a big difference
by Neoteryx | 2 min read
Technological progress is enabling vast improvements in pharma, in drug development, and across the new landscape of healthcare. Clinical trials are at the forefront of bringing new treatments to market in a safe and timely manner. To keep up with the times, constant process improvement in clinical trials is therefore essential. New blood microsampling systems using Mitra® devices, driven by Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling (VAMS™) technology, function as an essential link between the promise of smarter healthcare, the new wave of clinical trials, and the stuff of human life.
The benefits of bringing new blood microsampling technology to bear in the context of clinical trials are myriad and manifold. Microsampling makes the experience more convenient and pleasant for patients and participants, as well as for facilitators and organizers. It streamlines the collection of real-time data when it's most needed. Indeed, microsampling will be a crucial part of the rise of geographically agnostic, virtual clinical trials.
With the more convenient specimen collection enabled by the implementation of a blood microsampling system, sampling becomes easier. It can be performed remotely, outside the clinic, or even in the participant's own living room. With minimal training, nearly anyone can do it. This allows for collection of more samples, or samples at particular time points, in ways that would not be so easy were patients required to make frequent visits to a clinic.
When the process is this much easier, potential clinical trial recruitment pools are broadened. Subject retention grows easier. Adherence and compliance are improved. Running a clinical trial gets easier, leaving more bandwidth available for generating high-quality, useful results in your central lab and advancing the causes of smarter healthcare and greater human health and wellness.
The benefits of microsampling in clinical trials operations are easy to visualize. Technology that makes life in the lab easier brings teams closer together. It can integrate with existing workflow and instrumentation while streamlining processes, eliminating steps and equipment, and saving much time and labor.
What's more, microsampling saves money in the long run. We developed the Cost Calculator for Clinical Trials, allowing you to see how your investment in microsampling for improved clinical trials will likely pay dividends down the line.
Quantitative, volumetrically accurate dried capillary blood sampling has a crucial role to play in the advancement of clinical trials. Now is the time to see what others have achieved and to discover for yourself what this revolutionary new blood collection method means for clinical trials, drug development, and the pharmaceutical business, now and in the future.