Designed to produce high-quality samples as small as a pea
Our new blood collection technology is designed to:
- Collect less than one-tenth the volume—an amount as small as a pea.
- Collect capillary blood from the fingertip instead of venous blood from the arm.
- Prevent the typical pitfalls of capillary collection, producing high-quality samples that enable results clinically equivalent to those from venipuncture.
- Enable sample collection by any trained health care worker, which eliminates the need for a specially-trained phlebotomist and provides the opportunity to bring diagnostic testing to convenient retail pharmacies.
A new chapter for blood collection technology
The status quo is a tradeoff between quality and convenience.
Venipuncture—drawing blood from a vein in the arm—reliably produces samples of high enough quality to produce diagnostic results, and that is why it has remained the standard method for over 70 years, despite drawbacks including:
- Physical and psychological discomfort.
- The large amount of blood drawn, typically 4-10mL.
- Requiring a specially-trained phlebotomist, causing the need for centralized collection sites with large waiting rooms.
Customer demand has led to exploration of capillary (fingertip) blood collection, but diagnostic testing usually requires venipuncture, because the nature of capillary collection presents broad obstacles to sample quality.
The future of blood testing is quality and convenience combined.
Our novel collection technology aims to mitigate limitations of previous systems through a proprietary design. Our ongoing studies seek to verify and validate these improvements.
Clinical studies are ongoing to validate this technology in retail environments.