Take Blood Collection Out of The Clinic
Two major challenges of clinical trials are recruiting and retaining participants. Recruiting is slow and difficult, and subjects often drop out, for reasons related to competing life demands, logistical problems, and lack of motivation and commitment.
Some 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.