Continuous research into the use of microsampling techniques and the development of new microsampling devices may lead to a new era of blood sampling.
TORONTO (PRWEB) January 13, 2021
The live webinar takes place on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11am EST (4pm GMT/UK).
The COVID-19 virus outbreak is disrupting the way clinical studies are performed, but they may have a better chance of continuation when remote/home sampling can be performed. Because of the low volumes, microsampling can also be of great value for blood sampling of children and other vulnerable patient groups, whether or not it’s used in combination with remote/home sampling. Microsampling techniques that generate a dried sample are believed to be a good alternative for analytes that are unstable in blood or plasma. However, the analyte stability should still be carefully assessed. In addition, the method development and validation work are more elaborate compared to plasma as matrix.
Continuous research into the use of microsampling techniques and the development of new microsampling devices may lead to a new era of blood sampling. For example, the Tasso OnDemand microsampler is claimed to be the next step in easy (self-performed) microsampling. Obtaining experience with this device in both the laboratory and clinical setting will help the user to gain knowledge about the advantages and disadvantages. The robustness and practicality of the device should first be tested in the laboratory in order to make a thorough assessment.
Join industry expert Remco Koster, Associate Director of Bioanalytical Science, PRA Health Sciences, for a discussion of the ideal applications of microsampling in clinical research, including details on how to evaluate sample stability.
For more information, or to register for this event, visit The Promise of Microsampling in Supporting Remote Clinical Trials.
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