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microsampling in proteomics: mass spec, multiplexed protein biomarkers, and improving patient outcomes

Posted by Neoteryx on Nov 6, 2019 5:45:00 AM

New work using microsampling in proteomics has transformative implications for science and research, for patient outcomes, and for the way labs do business.

"Having spent years attempting to discover new protein biomarkers, the most interesting and highly motivating thing about our proteomics work is how we might now be able to bring it to the stage where it has impact by improving patient outcomes," says Dr. Stephen Pennington of University College Dublin, whose work in proteomics using Mitra® microsampling devices has indeed begun to garner wider attention.

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Topics: Alternative to Dried Blood Spot, Alternative to Venipuncture, Remote Patient Monitoring

what is a DMPK card?

Posted by Neoteryx on Jul 23, 2018 1:19:00 AM

During the development process of a new drug, it is crucial to get accurate results on how the drug reacts on the individuals on which it is being tested. Procedures such as drug metabolism (DM) and pharmacokinetic (PK) studies require blood draws. Before the 1960s, the primary method was drawing large volumes of blood using the traditional method (venipuncture). However, with the emergence of dried blood spot (DBS) technique, only a small amount of blood is required in many cases.

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Topics: Alternative to Dried Blood Spot

what is microsampling? a look at the bigger picture

Posted by Emerson Dameron on Jun 1, 2018 4:41:00 AM

As our international and interpersonal networks grow larger and stronger, a little information can go a long way. Our world is getting smaller. Our technology is getting smaller, too. And it's getting a lot more powerful.

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Topics: Clinical Diagnostics, Clinical Trials, Alternative to Dried Blood Spot, RNA / DNA from Dried Blood, Alternative to Venipuncture, Remote Patient Monitoring

safety concerns in finger-stick capillary blood sampling

Posted by Neoteryx on Apr 17, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Capillary finger-prick blood draws have gained popularity. This is partly in response to innovations in point of care testing and remote sampling. Capillary blood has distinct advantages in hospital labs, clinical labs, and in other circumstances requiring on-site sampling and other more traditional blood collection practices. An ongoing quest to streamline workflows and make them more efficient has led to a reconsideration of dried blood spot sampling.

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Topics: Clinical Diagnostics, Clinical Trials, Alternative to Dried Blood Spot, Pediatrics, Capillary Blood Sampling

microsampling: a simple idea, 50 years in the making

Posted by Neoteryx on Apr 12, 2018 12:24:00 AM

Some ideas are so simple, it takes us 50 years for anyone to come up with them.

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Topics: Alternative to Dried Blood Spot, Alternative to Venipuncture, Remote Patient Monitoring

is dried blood a biohazard?

Posted by Neoteryx on Apr 9, 2018 6:06:00 AM

Working with traditional wet blood specimens has always raised safety concerns and posed logistical challenges. Blood sample storage and cold chain shipping require navigating an increasingly complicated maze of regulatory issues. It's no wonder that dried blood spotting has emerged in the last few decades as a preferable alternative in many cases.

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Topics: Alternative to Dried Blood Spot, Capillary Blood Sampling, Alternative to Venipuncture