Incorporation of microsampling techniques in bioanalytical assays: DBS and capillary microsampling

Current pharmacokinetic (PK) and toxicological studies pose an increasing demand on the volume of blood available from study animals, especially when the study involves small rodents. As a response, microsampling techniques have been introduced into bioanalytical studies.

Dried blood spots (DBS) and capillaries are the two most commonly used microsampling techniques. In this presentation, we present how microsampling can generate high quality bioanalytical data and accurate PK profiling, we also present a unique sample handling method utilizing pre-scored capillaries developed by Frontage (PA, USA), and how this overcomes some of the limitations with the conventional capillary microsampling approach.

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