Volume 89 Issue 35 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 29, 2011

New Method Is Spot On

Microfluidics: Droplet-based method could help automate dried blood spot analysis
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: microfluidics, dried blood spots, pharmaceuticals, testing

A new microfluidic method could offer a way to automate sample preparation for dried blood analysis, chemists at the University of Toronto report (Lab Chip, DOI: 10.1039/c1lc20524b).

Dried blood spot technology, the analysis of blood spotted and dried on paper cards, has long been used to screen newborns for metabolic disorders because it requires only small sample volumes. The method is also growing in popularity for pharmaceutical studies because of the ease of storing . . .

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