Mitra Microsampling | Clamshells


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Get Started with Accurate, Remote Dried Blood sampling

The Mitra® Clamshell, based on Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling (VAMS™) technology, accurately and reliably collect 10, 20, or 30 µL of blood (or other biological fluid) in seconds, while eliminating the volumetric hematocrit bias typically associated with the dried blood spotting technique.  The clamshell format is well suited for remote specimen collection to support clinical research studies, population health programs, and preclinical drug testing.

Once the sample is collected, by simply touching the sampling tip to the blood drop, the Mitra device is dried, stored, and transported under ambient conditions. This eliminates the need for plasma processing steps and cold chain / biohazard transportation. To prepare samples for analysis, typically by LC/MS/MS or ELISA, an automatable extraction is performed with common solvents.

This CE-IVD and FDA Class 1 listed device was primarily developed to meet the needs of pharmaceutical, clinical, biotech, and research organizations that are looking to realize the advantages of simple, quantitative dried blood microsampling.  Advantages include a more comfortable and convenient patient experience, improved animal welfare, and access to hard to reach populations

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The Mitra Microsampler class I medical device is for direct specimen collection of blood and other biological fluids. It is not specific to any clinical test, and is not for use in diagnostic procedures. Use of the Mitra Microsampler in Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) requires further processing including the establishment of performance characteristics and successful validation by the laboratory in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.