Mitra Microsampling – 10 µL and 20 µL Clamshells


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Collect 10 µL or 20 µL Blood Microsamples Anywhere, Anytime, by Anyone

The Mitra® Clamshell Microsamplers, based on Volumetric Absorptive Microsampling (VAMS™) technology, accurately and reliably collect 10 or 20 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, available with 2, 3 or 4 microsamplers, is well suited for remote sampling to support clinical trials and patient monitoring.

Once the sample is collected, the Mitra Microsampler is dried, stored, and transported under ambient conditions eliminating 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 quantitative dried blood microsampling.  These advantages include a better, more convenient patient experience, improved animal welfare, reductions in transportation/storage costs, and access to remote sample 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.