Take Blood Collection Out of The Clinic
A major challenge of clinical studies is retaining participants. Frequent reasons cited for subject dropout are related to competing life demands, logistical problems, and lack of motivation and commitment.
Similarly, in therapeutic drug monitoring, regular testing and clinic visits take their toll on patients, leading to issues with adherence, compliance, and patient experience.
For these and other reasons, study sponsors have resorted to using dried blood spot cards at home as a solution to improve participant convenience and thus retention. But, traditional DBS card technology comes with its own significant disadvantages.
Enter the Mitra® microsampler. This easy to use, novel device allows participants to self-collect an accurate blood specimen at home, which effectively retains the logistical benefits of working with dried blood but solves for its limitations to deliver reliable results.