The cannabis industry has recently become big business. In 2018, according to Consumer Reports, for the first time in history, the cannabis industry is worth $10 billion. The implications of cannabis testing results continue to gain importance and we need to find innovative methods of testing for cannabis.
Over the past few decades, a need for better and more efficient healthcare delivery has been on the rise. As a result, there has been an influx of devices and applications developed all in the hopes of delivering smarter healthcare.
There are many cases in which it is necessary to test people for alcohol consumption, including organ transplants, driver’s license regranting, and more. Traditional testing methods involving hair or urine have obvious and subtle drawbacks, and traditional alcohol biomarkers can't always be used to make finer distinctions between teetotalers, social drinkers, and heavy drinkers or alcoholics.
The facts are in. Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling (VAMS™) technology, in the form of Mitra® microsampling devices from Neoteryx, has transformative applications in patient monitoring, clinical trials, collecting NGS-grade RNA/DNA from dried blood, and far beyond. Some of the most exciting areas in which this little device can make a big difference are so new that they are just beginning to be explored. Particularly promising is the potential work to be done in the booming field of health and wellness.
Existing case studies indicate the enormous potential for microsampling-related breakthroughs in health and wellness.
The field of medicine has witnessed significant changes over time with growth and development in technological innovations. In today’s world, the healthcare professionals are approaching a model in which healthcare is more often taken to the patient, less often requiring the patient going to seek medical care in a health facility.
As it literally opens the landscape with the magic of remote specimen collection, the use of Mitra® devices and Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling (VAMS™) technology continues to gain steam within the rapidly expanding Health & Wellness sector.