Children can find visits to a research facility stressful. This poses challenges for researchers and trial managers who rely on collecting bio-fluid specimens to monitor pediatric study subjects. One solution is to offer remote specimen collection, which reduces or eliminates onsite visits. Remote specimen collection can be performed by parents or another family member at home, which makes the process less stressful. The Mitra® Microsampler is a portable device designed for easy sampling at home or on the go. Samples can be mailed back to the facility via regular post for lab analysis. This remote option provides a better experience for young study participants and their families, and a convenient way for researchers to gather the high-quality samples they need to generate reliable data.
Learn more about the remarkable results already being achieved by researchers at Gaslini Children's Hospital, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and others. Some case studies offered here for download discuss healthcare projects in countries outside the US, where Mitra® devices are approved for blood collection in clinical settings: