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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.

smarter, simpler preclinical animal research: the power of microsampling

by Neoteryx | 1 min read

smarter simpler preclinical animal research the power of microsampling-530051-editedCountless scientific breakthroughs are made possible in part by preclinical research using animal subjects. Microsampling - the collection of small, precise volumes of blood, as is done using Mitra devices - represents a more humane, more efficient way of doing experimental animal research in the pharmaceutical industry.

By switching to microsampling, labs can save time, save money, and better promote the 3Rs:

  • Replacement - Improve research methods
  • Reduction - Reduce the overall number of animals used, by methods such as eliminating reliance on satellite populations
  • Refinement - Use the latest and best in vivo technologies and move toward a more efficient and economical laboratory workflow

The advantages of switching to a microsampling workflow in preclinical workflow are:

  • Financial
  • Ethical
  • Scientific

Microsampling allows labs to cut costs, simplify processes, and eliminate expensive equipment and time-consuming labor. You can sample from the same animal at multiple time points, generating better data from fewer animals and smaller samples, while working toward the goals of reduction and refinement.

Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling (VAMS™), the technology that drives the Mitra® devices developed manufactured by Neoteryx, represents a major breakthrough in animal research. Contact one of our trained Microsampling Specialists to discuss how this technology can simplify and upgrade your preclinical work.

click to download case studies comparing the use of microsampling versus a variety of other blood collection methods

Originally published Jul 31, 2018 11:56:00 AM, updated on October 23, 2019


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