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Expert opinion Lab on chip
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In this editorial Yu Shrike Zhang (Harvard Medical School; MA, USA), a previous finalist of the Bioanalysis Rising Star Award, discusses his research and hopes for the future. He details the emergence of organ-on-a-chip systems and how these platforms reproduce tissue functions outside the human body.

Automation Neoteryx - feature
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One useful way to think about volumetric absorptive microsampling (VAMS) technology is as the next generation of traditional dried blood spot (DBS) cards. It’s a simpler method that makes it easier to collect blood and prepare it for analysis. With minimal training, the microsampling process can be self-administered anywhere, through a procedure that is less difficult and generally less expensive than working with conventional venous blood. Other benefits include a more pleasant patient experience, which leads to greater adherence and compliance, and freer access to remote areas of the world.

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